Ring-billed Gull

H.J. Ruiz - Avian101

The photographs  of the bird that I’m featuring today were shot at different times in several locations.

The Ring-billed Gull is a medium-sized gull. The head, neck and underparts are white; the relatively short bill is yellow with a dark ring; the back and wings are silver gray; and the legs are yellow. The eyes are yellow with red rims. This gull takes three years to reach its breeding plumage; its appearance changes with each fall molt.

Their breeding habitat is near lakes, rivers or the coast in Canada and the northern United States. They nest colonially ( Large groups) on the ground, often on islands. This bird tends to be faithful to its nesting site, if not its mate, from year to year.

Ring-billed Gull

They are migratory and most move south to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America, also the Great…

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Ring-billed Gull

H.J. Ruiz - Avian101

The Ring-billed Gull is a medium-sized gull.

The head, neck and underparts are white; the relatively short bill is yellow with a dark ring; the back and wings are silver gray; and the legs are yellow. The eyes are yellow with red rims. This gull takes three years to reach its breeding plumage; its appearance changes with each fall molt.

Their breeding habitat is near lakes, rivers or the coast in Canada and the northern United States. They nest colonially on the ground, often on islands. This bird tends to be faithful to its nesting site, if not its mate, from year to year.

They are migratory and most move south to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America, also the Great Lakes.

This gull is a regular wanderer to western Europe. In Ireland and Great Britain it is no longer classed as a…

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Ring-billed Gull

H.J. Ruiz - Avian101

Ring-billed Gull – Spec. Name: Larus delawarensis

This is a medium-sized gull. Adults are 49 cm (19 in) length and with a 124 cm (49 in) wingspan.

The head, neck and underparts are white; the relatively short bill is yellow with a dark ring; the back and wings are silver gray; and the legs are yellow. The eyes are yellow with red rims. This gull takes three years to reach its breeding plumage; its appearance changes with each fall moult.
Their breeding habitat is near lakes, rivers or the coast in Canada and the northern United States. They nest colonially on the ground, often on islands. This bird tends to be faithful to its nesting site, if not its mate, from year to year.
They are migratory and most move south to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America, also the Great Lakes.

This gull is a regular…

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