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Gull, Sabine bird pictures


Gull, Sabine bird picturesSABINE GULL
62. Xema sabini. 13 inches.

A handsome bird, having the slaty hood bordered behind with a black ring; the primaries black, white tipped, and the tail slightly forked.

In winter the head and throat white with the back of the neck dusky.

Nest. - They breed abundantly on the marshes of northern Alaska and Greenland. The two or three eggs are greenish brown in color and marked with dark brown (1.75 x 1.25).