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Gull, Glaucous-winged bird pictures


Gull, Glaucous-winged bird picturesGLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL
44. Larus glaucescens 25 to 27 inches.

The primaries are the same color as the mantle on this gull except that the primaries are tipped with white.

They breed in large numbers both on the rocky cliffs and on the low sandy islands of the Aleutians. On the cliffs large nests of seaweed are built, while on the low sandy islands no attempt is made at nest building.

Nest. - Two or three eggs are the usual complement, of a greenish brown ground color with various shades of brown spots, most thickly covered on the larger end (2.75 x 2.05).

Range, - North Pacific coast, breeding from British Columbia northwards, and wintering to southern California.