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Franklin's Gull Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A fairly small gull with a short neck and a slim, rather short bill. Like other gulls the wings are long and the tail is short.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Bonaparte’s Gull, smaller than a Laughing Gull.

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 12.6-14.2 in (32-36 cm)
      • Weight: 8.1-10.6 oz (230-300 g)
      • Wingspan: 33.5-37.4 in (85-95 cm)