Western Gull juvenile (Larus occidentalis)
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Title: Juvenile Western Gull
Alternative Title: Larus occidentalis
Creator: Karney, Lee
Source: Wo-Lee Karney-3329
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Language: EN - ENGLISH
Rights: (public domain)
Subject: Birds, Bird, Seagulls, Gulls
Table Of Contents: First winter bird is one of the darkest young gulls; bill is black, distinguished from young Herring Gulls by contrast of dark back with paler rump. Juvenile is like first-winter but darker. Western Gulls are casual inlanders.
Available: April 05 2004
Issued: March 26 2004
Modified: April 05 2004