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Ring-billed Gull

(Larus delawarensis)
German name(s): "Ringschnabelmöwe"
Size: 41-49 cm; wing span: 1.12-1.24 m

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Ring-billed Gull at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Close-up frontal portrait of an immature Ring-billed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, August 2017]

Frontal view of an immature Ring-billed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, August 2017]

Close-up near-frontal portrait of an immature Ring-billed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, August 2017]

Near-frontal view of an immature Ring-billed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, August 2017]

Close-up lateral portrait of an immature Ring-billed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, August 2017]

Close-up near-lateral portrait of an immature Ring-billed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, August 2017]

Near-lateral view of an immature Ring-billed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, July 2017]

Near-lateral view of an immature Ring-billed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, July 2017]

Near-lateral view of an immature Ring-billed Gull, here together with an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, July 2017]

Close-up lateral portrait of a Ring-billed Gull - the worn, brownish feathers on the wings indicate that this bird is still in immature plumage; this is probably a second calendar year bird (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, July 2017]

Lateral view of a Ring-billed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, August 2017]

Lateral view of an immature Ring-billed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, July 2017]

Lateral view of an immature Ring-billed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, July 2017]

Lateral view of an immature Ring-billed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, July 2017]

Near-dorsal view of an immature Ring-billed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, August 2017]

Immature Ring-billed Gull roosting with young Lesser Black-backed Gulls (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, July 2017]

Immature Ring-billed Gull, centre, roosting with Lesser Black-backed Gulls (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, July 2017]

Food, Diet

Near-lateral view of an immature Ring-billed Gull picking up something edible (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, August 2017]

Lateral view of an immature Ring-billed Gull with its prey (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, August 2017]

Lateral view of an immature Ring-billed Gull with its prey (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Fonte da Telha, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, August 2017]

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