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seagulls Gulls (often informally called seagulls) are birds in the family Laridae. They are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae) and only distantly related to auks, skimmers, and more distantly to the waders.  American Herring Gull,Larus smithsonianus,animal,avian,bird Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

seagulls

Gulls (often informally called seagulls) are birds in the family Laridae. They are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae) and only distantly related to auks, skimmers, and more distantly to the waders.

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The American Herring Gull or Smithsonian Gull or is a large gull which breeds in North America. It is often treated as a subspecies of the European Herring Gull but is now regarded as a separate species by some authorities.

Adults are white with gray back and wings, black wingtips with white spots, and pink legs. Immature birds are gray-brown and are darker and more uniform than European Herring Gulls with a dark tail.

It occurs in a variety of habitats including coasts, lakes,.. more

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Scott Staley
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By Scott Staley

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Uploaded Oct 21, 2012. Captured Oct 13, 2010 13:01.
  • NIKON D40
  • f/11.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO200
  • 130mm