Point Pelee National Park of Canada
Birds of Point Pelee National Park
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Gull, Sabine's (Local Rarety)
-Xema sabini (Sabine)
Adult breeding plumage with dark-grey hood narrowly bordered by black, black bill with yellow tip, black legs and boldly patterned spread wing is unmistakable. Juvenile shows similar spread-wing pattern but has brown back and wing coverts, greyish-brown wash on crown and face, black tipped tail.