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(Juvenile) Western Gull

Larus occidentalis

Description:

Immature gull with dark tip on bill. "Western gulls take approximately four years to reach their full plumage, their layer of feathers and the patterns and colors on the feathers. " - Wikipedia

Habitat:

Beach at La Jolla Shores. Found on the west coast of NA.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam
Liam 8 years ago
Western Gull
Larus occidentalis Western Gull


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3 Comments

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

Thank you for the ID!

tibiprada
tibiprada 8 years ago

Western Gull !

Liam
Liam 8 years ago

The bill is quite large (see photo 3), a good indicator for Western Gull.

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on May 4, 2012
Submitted on May 5, 2012

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