Western Gull

Other Names: none

Distribution: western coast of North America.

Western Gull distribution range map

Description:

Size: 56-66 cm in length with a 120-144 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Adults are generally white, with dark slate-gray back and wings. The eyes are yellow, the legs are pink, and the beak is yellow with a red dot at the end. In winter, the head and neck have a faintly dusky coloration. Juveniles are dark gray-brown with dark flight feathers, contrasting with lighter areas on the neck and rump, and a dark beak.

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Western Gull

Western Gull

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Regions
alaska
arizona
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
hawaii
idaho
illinois
nevada
new mexico
new york
oregon
pacific coast
quebec
saskatchewan
texas
utah
washington
wyoming
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
long-wings
tapered-wings
Action
flying
Behavior
flocks
soaring
zigzag
Markings
plain
Sounds
staccato
Location
high flying
north in summer
south in summer
Habitat
coasts
fields
flats
Oceans
Marshes
Color
black
brown
gray
white
Body Shape
gull
Size
large
small
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
gulls, terns, skimmers - bird family: Laridae, order: Charadriiformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species