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Bonaparte's Gull

Larus philadelphia

Description:

A small, graceful gull with bright white patches in its wings, the Bonaparte's Gull winters near people, but breeds in the isolated taiga and boreal forest.

Habitat:

They are migratory and most move east or west to coastal waters, also the Great Lakes. They are rare vagrants to western Europe, where they usually associate with the somewhat larger Black-headed Gulls. These birds forage in flight or pick up objects while swimming or wading. They mainly eat insects, crustaceans and fish. Unlike some other gulls, this bird rarely scavenges.

Notes:

Saw on the coast of Eastern Florida

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john.fermanis.sr
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john.fermanis.sr

Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 29, 2013
Submitted on Mar 10, 2014

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