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Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea


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Ivory Gull
credit: jomilo75/CCSA

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Family: Laridae, Gulls and Terns view all from this family

Description Adult has pure white plumage, with black legs and eye, and yellow-tipped blue bill. First-winter is similar, but with grubby black face markings and black spots on upperparts and wingtips.

Dimensions Length: 17" (43 cm)

Habitat Feeds on carrion, and vagrants are sometimes attracted to tide-line cetacean corpses.

Range Western Canada, Eastern Canada, Alaska

Discussion Beautiful Arctic gull. Breeds on Canadian high Arctic islands and Greenland, winters mainly in Arctic seas. Vagrants occur further south in winter.