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Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) discovered by Marcel Roy (#474)

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Sighting Info

Observed: January 17, 2011 @ 3:00 PM
Posted on: January 18, 2011 @ 6:35 AM (diff: 1 days)
Comments:
Bonaparte's Gull (Adult nonbreeding) One seen in Quidi Vidi - Adults are 31–34 cm long with a 79–84 cm wingspan. They have a black hood and a short thin dark bill. The body is mainly white with pale grey back and upper wings. The underwing is pale and the wing tips are dark. They have orange legs. In winter, the head is white. These birds forage in flight or pick up objects while swimming or wading. They mainly eat insects, crustaceans and fish. Unlike some other gulls, this bird rarely scavenges.

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