Bonapartes Gull

Other Names: none

Distribution: Alaska and northern Canada in summer; coasts of temperate North America in winter.

Bonapartes Gull distribution range map

Description:

Size: 28-30 cm in length with a 90-100 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Silvery gray above, with conspicuous white, wedge-shaped patches on the leading edge of the outer wings. The head is black in breeding adults, and white in winter with a dark spot behind the eye. Juveniles have dark markings on the upper surface of the wings and a black tail band. The legs are peach and the beak and eyes are black.

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Bonapartes Gull

Bonapartes Gull

Bill Shape
all-purpose
long billed
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
aleutians
arizona
arkansas
atlanticcoast
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
cuba
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
gulf coast
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pacific coast
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
squared-tail
long tailed
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
perching
Markings
eye
plain
tailbands
Sounds
staccato
Location
high perching
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
Habitat
coasts
lakes rivers ponds
Forests
Marshes
Color
brown
gray
white
Body Shape
gull
Size
medium
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
gulls, terns, skimmers - bird family: Laridae, order: Charadriiformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species