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Common gull

Larus canus

Description:

Common gulls are seen in quite high numbers around Lake Geneva in winter, especially along harbours. Stronger and larger than than the often sighted Common Black-headed gulls, they often win in battles for the best perching spot as seen here.

Habitat:

Pier, lake shore.

Notes:

One of the characteristics of the Common gull is its white and round head. In winter plumage it is streaked with grey.

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Vaud, Switzerland

Lat: 46.46, Long: 6.84

Spotted on Feb 19, 2015
Submitted on Mar 29, 2015

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