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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Gull, Glaucous
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Gull, Glaucous
-Larus hyperboreus Gunnerus

A very large heavy-billed gull with white wing tips in adults and nearly white in immatures. Aduts with pale-grey mantle, rest of plumage including wing tips immaculate white. First-year immatures are extensively marked with pale greys and buffs, the wing tips slighlty paler. Second-year birds are extremely pale, sometimes almost white.