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Ivory gull

Pagophila eburnea (Photo from Wikipedia) Common name:ivory gull (en); gaivota-marfim (pt); mouette blanche (fr); gaviota marfileña (es); elfenbeinmöwe (de)Taxonomy:Order CharadriiformesFamily LaridaeRange:This species has a circumpolar distribution in the high-Arctic, being found as far south as the Bearing Strait, Alaska and northern Canada, northern Iceland, northern Scandinavia and northern Russia.Size:These birds are 40-48 cm long and […]

California gull

Larus californicus (Photo from Les Animaux du Monde) Common name:California gull (en); gaivota-da-Califórnia (pt); goéland de Californie (fr); gaviota californiana (es); Kaliforniermöwe (de)Taxonomy:Order CharadriiformesFamily LaridaeRange:This species breeds inland, from central Canada, in Alberta, Saskatchewan and the southern parts of the Northwest Territories, and through North Dakota, Wyoming and Idaho into Washington, Oregon, California and western […]

Red-legged kittiwake

Rissa brevirostris Photo by Doug Sonerholm (Flickr) Common name:red-legged kittiwake (en); gaivota-tridáctila-do-Pacífico (pt); mouette des brumes (fr); gaivota piquicorta (es); klippenmöwe (de)Taxonomy:Order CharadriiformesFamily LaridaeRange:This species is found in the northern Pacific ocean, with breeding colonies around the Bearing sea, in the Pribilof, Bogoslof, Budir and Aleutians islands of the United States, and in the Commander […]

Black-tailed gull

Larus crassirostris Photo by Tom Edelsten (Birds Korea) Common name:black-tailed gull (en); gaivota-do-Japão (pt); goéland à queue noire (fr); gaviota japonesa (es); Japanmöwe (de)Taxonomy:Order CharadriiformesFamily LaridaeRange:This species breeds in northern Japan, extreme south-eastern Russia, Korea and north-eastern China. Some population migrate south to winter along the coasts of Japan and the East China Sea down […]

Franklin’s gull

Larus pipixcan Photo by Alan Vernon (Wikipedia) Common name:Franklin’s gull (en); gaivota-de-Franklin (pt); mouette de Franklin (fr); gaviota de Franklin (es); präriemöwe (de)Taxonomy:Order CharadriiformesFamily LaridaeRange:This species breeds in central North America, mostly in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada; and in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, United States. They migrate south to winter along the […]

Yellow-legged gull

Larus michahellis Common name: yellow-legged gull (en); gaivota-de-patas-amarelas (pt); goéland leucophée (fr); gaviota patiamarilla (es); mittelmeermöwe (de) Taxonomy: Order Charadriiformes Family Laridae Range: This species is found throughout the Mediterranean and Black Sea, along the western coast of Iberia up to the Gulf of Biscay and in the Atlantic archipelagos of Madeira, Azores and Canary […]