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Herring Gull

Larus argentatus


Herring Gulls are large gulls with hefty bills and robust bodies. In flight, they look barrel-chested and broad-winged compared to smaller species such as Ring-billed Gulls


Look for Herring Gulls in winter along coasts and near large reservoirs, lakes, and major rivers. They feed in habitats as diverse as open water, mudflats, plowed fields, and garbage dumps, and gather in almost any open space near food. In summer, they’re most likely to be seen along the Atlantic Coast, Great Lakes, and coastal Alaska; they also breed across the boreal far north.

1 Comment

AshleyT 5 years ago

Yellow legs and bill with complete black ring = ring-billed gull.

Spotted on Jan 12, 2016
Submitted on Jan 14, 2016

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