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Iceland Gull

February 24, 2021

The Iceland Gull, primarily a winter visitor, is plentiful this time of year. I've seen dozens flocking together over the surf near our beaches. It is similar in appearance to the uncommon Glaucous Gull a much larger lookalike although their sizes nearly overlap so size is not usually diagnostic. A better determinant is the bill size. The Glaucous Gull has a bill just as large as the Great Black-backed Gull whereas the Iceland Gull's bill is more akin to the size of a Ring-billed Gull.

Iceland Gull

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