Black-tailed Gull

Black-tailed GullDistribution

Native to East Asia, including China, Japan and Korea.

Vagrants to Alaska and northeastern North America.

Rare visitors to the United States.
 

Description

This medium-sized (46 cm) gull has a wingspan of 126-128 cm.

It has yellow legs and a red and black spot at the end of the bill. This gull takes 4 years to reach full adult plumage.

It has a black tail - as suggested by its name.

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Black-tailed Gull

Black-tailed Gull

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Regions
alaska
british columbia
california
connecticut
illinois
indiana
iowa
labrador
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
new foundland
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
nova scotia
rhodeisland
texas
vermont
virginia
washington
wisconsin
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
long-wings
Habitat
coasts
Color
gray
white
Body Shape
gull
Size
large
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
gulls, terns, skimmers - bird family: Laridae, order: Charadriiformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species