Larus Glaucoides – Iceland Gull

The Iceland gull (Larus glaucoides) is a medium-sized gull that breeds in Canada and Greenland’s Arctic areas, but not in Iceland (as the name implies), where it is only seen in the winter. The genus name derives from the Latin larus, which appears to have referred to a huge seabird or gull. The specific epithet […]

Larus Argentatus – Herring Gull

The European herring gull, Larus argentatus is a big gull that can reach a length of 66 centimeters (26 in). It was previously one of the most common gulls along the coastlines of Western Europe. It breeds in Northern, Western, Central, and Eastern Europe, as well as Scandinavia and the Baltic republics. While some European […]

Larus Californicus – California Gull

The California gull, Larus californicus is a medium-sized gull that is smaller on average than the herring gull but larger on average than the ring-billed gull, though they can be quite similar in size. Quick Overview: Larus Californicus – California GullBody size: Around 11 in (28 cm) and a weight of 85 g (3 oz) […]

Larus Delawarensis – Ring-Billed Gulls

Ring-billed gulls, Larus delawarensis are medium-sized gulls. The genus name is derived from the Latin word larus, which appears to allude to a gull or other huge seabird. The name delawarensis relates to the Delaware River. Quick Overview: Larus Delawarensis – Ring-Billed GullsBody size: Around 18-19 in (46-48 cm) and a weight of 590 g […]

Leucophaeus Pipixcan – Franklin’s Gull

Franklin’s gull, Leucophaeus pipixcan is a tiny gull. The name Leucophaeus is derived from the Greek words leukos, which means “white,” and phaios, which means “dusky.” The specific pipixcan is a Nahuatl word for a variety of gulls. Quick Overview: Leucophaeus Pipixcan – Franklin’s GullBody size: Around 13-15 in (33-38 cm) and a weight of […]

Leucophaeus Atricilla – Laughing Gull

The laughing gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) is a North and South American medium-sized gull. It is an opportunistic omnivore and scavenger named from its laugh-like call. It breeds in vast colonies mostly in North America’s Atlantic coast, the Caribbean, and northern South America. Quick Overview: Leucophaeus Atricilla – Laughing GullBody size: Around 15-17 in (38-43 cm) […]

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