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Gull, Short-billed bird pictures


Gull, Short-billed bird picturesSHORT-BILLED GULL.
55. Larus brachyrhynchus. 17 inches.

The short-billed Gull or American Mew Gull is much like the European variety. Adults in breeding plumage; mantle pearly gray; rest of white; outer primary nearly black with a white spot at the end. Bill, feet and legs greenish.

Nest. - On islands in the lakes and rivers of Alaska. The nest is generally made of moss, grass and weeds and placed on the ground.

Range. - Breeds from the interior of British Columbia to Alaska. Winters in the south to Lower California.