Glaucous Gull

Other Names: none

Distribution: arctic coasts in summer; subarctic and temperate Northern Hemisphere coasts in winter. A nonmigratory population exists in Siberia.

Glaucous Gull distribution range map

Description:

Size: 63-68 cm in length with a 138-158 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Adults are white on the head and upperparts and light gray on the wing mantle. The lega are pink and the bill and eyes are yellow. Juveniles are creamy buff overall, with a pinkish, dark-tipped bill.

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Glaucous Gull

Glaucous Gull

Bill Shape
hooked-seabird
long billed
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
aleutians
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
greenland
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north atlantic coast
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
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
hopping
Behavior
bounding
Markings
bold
cross
crown
head
tailstripes
wingbands
Sounds
clear
Location
high perching
low perching
north in summer
south in winter
Habitat
coasts
lakes rivers ponds
Forests
Color
blackandwhite
gray
white
red
Body Shape
gull
Size
large
medium
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
gulls, terns, skimmers - bird family: Laridae, order: Charadriiformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species