Glaucous-winged Gull

Larus glaucescens

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The glaucous-winged gull (Larus glaucescens) is a large, white-headed gull. The genus name is from Latin Larus which appears to have referred to a gull or other large seabird. The specific glaucescens is New Latin for "glaucous" from the Ancient Greek, glaukos. English "Glaucous" denotes a bluish-green or grey colour.

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  1. (c) Connor, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/5157449
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larus_glaucescens

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