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Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) discovered by Marcel Roy (#744)

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Sighting Info

Observed: August 1, 2011 @ 11:00 AM
Posted on: March 2, 2012 @ 6:57 AM (diff: 214 days)
Comments:
Iceland Gull: Large, white gull, pale, pearl-gray back and upper wings. Bill is yellow, red spot at tip of lower mandible. Juvenal's bill is all black. Wing tips sometimes marked with pale to dark gray. White tail; legs and feet are pink. Direct flight with strong deep wing beats. Soars on thermals and updrafts. The Iceland Gull breeds in the high Arctic and winters south of the Maritime Provinces only in small numbers. Their scavenging habits lead them to frequent garbage dumps, sewage outlets and places where fish are cleaned.

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