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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 11, 2016

Description

With what I suspect are two CA Gulls in the middle.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mew Gull Larus canus

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uroojasrani

Date

February 9, 2016

Description

Found some gulls near Lake
Ontario

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

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ajaxel

Date

July 5, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

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salmonskyview

Date

February 7, 2016

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

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andreathornton

Date

February 7, 2016 07:24 PM EST

Description

I call them sea gulls

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

onildo_marini

Date

April 30, 2009 08:16 AM BRT

Photos / Sounds

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What

American Mew Gull Larus canus ssp. brachyrhynchus

Observer

phylocode

Date

February 6, 2016 02:22 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

mnelson

Date

February 6, 2016

Description

These gulls were also among the ducks I took in my other post

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Date

February 6, 2016 09:45 AM CET

Place

caldonazzo (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

robberfly

Date

February 5, 2016 10:42 AM PST

Description

The gull was clearly smaller than the surrounding Westerns. But the light iris is throwing me...

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

dpom

Date

February 4, 2016 09:59 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

alanterra

Date

January 23, 2016 01:06 PM PST

Description

Mew gull at Oasis del Eden, on highway to Punta Eugenia.

I'm pretty sure that this is a Mew gull -- dark breast, narrow pointy bill. I'm missing a few key characteristics in these photos unfortunately. These are two birds that were in the same pond.

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Description from Wikipedia

The common gull (European and Asian subspecies; see below) or mew gull (North American subspecies) Larus canus is a medium-sized gull which breeds in northern Asia, northern Europe and northwestern North America. It migrates further south in winter. Its name does not indicate that it is an abundant species, but that during the winter it feeds on common land, short pasture used for grazing.

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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