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Glaucus-winged Gull

Larus glaucescens


From the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Adults have white heads and bodies, pink legs, brown eyes, gray backs, and white wing tips. Their heads are heavily flecked with gray in winter. Recently fledged juveniles are dark-brownish gray. The plumage becomes lighter each year to age 4, when adult coloration is acquired and they first begin breeding. Adults typically live about 10 years and average 23 to 26 inches (58-66 cm) in length


Near the ocean from the South Western Alaska coast to the coast of Washington.

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Alaska, USA

Lat: 60.09, Long: -149.44

Spotted on May 19, 2017
Submitted on May 20, 2017

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