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Gull, Western bird pictures


Gull, Western bird picturesWESTERN GULL
49. Larus occidentalis. 26 inches.

This bird is the most southerly distributed of any of the large Gulls, and can be seen about the harbors of California at all seasons of the year.

They are great thieves, robbing the Murres and Terns wherever eggs are left unprotected, and are the greatest enemy that the Murres have to contend with.

Nest. - Their nests are made up of weeds and grass, and the full set contains three eggs of grayish brown spotted with dark brown, showing the usual variation found in color in the Gulls' eggs (2.75 x 1.90).

Range. - Pacific coast, breeding from southern California to British Columbia.