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    • Laridae
    • Alcidae
    • Sternidae
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    • Gaviotas y golondrinas marinas
  • English
    • Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers

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Recent observations

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ring-billed gull Larus delawarensis

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pieceofmind

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June 22, 2014

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common tern Sterna hirundo

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mainebirder

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July 6, 2010

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ring-billed gull Larus delawarensis

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pieceofmind

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March 9, 2014 04:00 PM EDT

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joseduardo21

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September 19, 2014

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Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii

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ryber

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September 19, 2014 11:04 AM WST

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Gaviota pata amarilla Larus livens

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atakamara

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September 17, 2014 10:08 PM CST

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(Somewhere...)

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Western Gull Larus occidentalis

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dpom

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September 18, 2014

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Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

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kaitlin

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September 14, 2014

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Least Tern Sternula antillarum

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fmoretzsohn

Date

July 1, 2013

Description

Least Tern, Sternula antillarum, is a common tern in Texas. In recent years, it was noticed that several individuals are nesting at University Beach, on Ward Island, Corpus Christi Bay in the early summer. A portion of the beach was closed to protect the nests.This little bird protects its nest fiercely, and will dive bomb anyone who comes near the nesting area (even far away).

See more about this species at the Biodiversity of the Gulf of Mexico (BioGoMx) database at:
http://gulfbase.org/biogomx/biospecies.php?species=Spp-77-0231

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Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

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gyrrlfalcon

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September 13, 2014

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Common Tern Sterna hirundo

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acryptozoo

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September 13, 2014

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Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

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tortuga_rapido

Date

September 16, 2014
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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...

No range data available.