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    • Laridae
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    • Gaviotas y golondrinas marinas
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    • Terns
    • Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 30, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 30, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Observer

greglasley

Date

August 30, 2014

Description

adult in basic plumage

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Observer

greglasley

Date

August 30, 2014

Description

juvenile bird

Photos / Sounds

What

Herring Gull Larus argentatus

Observer

greglasley

Date

August 30, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Herring Gull Larus argentatus

Observer

greglasley

Date

August 30, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black Skimmer Rynchops niger

Observer

rdm24

Date

June 11, 2011

Photos / Sounds

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What

California gull Larus californicus

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

August 4, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Caspian tern Hydroprogne caspia

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

August 4, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 29, 2014 09:57 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

In between plumage, gray vs white head

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Gull Larus canus

Observer

greglasley

Date

August 29, 2014

Description

Same species as Mew Gull but called by a different common name in Europe

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Description from Wikipedia

Gulls or seagulls are seabirds of the family Laridae in the sub-order Lari. They are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae) and only distantly related to auks, skimmers, and more distantly to the waders. Until the twenty-first century most gulls were placed in the genus Larus, but this arrangement is now known to be polyphyletic, leading to the resurrection of several genera. An older name for gulls is mew, cognate with German "Möwe", Dutch...

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