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Tillamook, Oregon, United States
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Charadriiformes > Laridae

California Gull

Larus californicus

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Medium-sized gull; a bit larger than Ring-billed Gull and smaller than Herring Gull. Gray back on adults is slightly darker than Herring Gull. Adults show both red and black spots on the bill. Immatures are confusing; brownish and rather pale headed with a black-tipped pink bill. Frequents open habitats, including parking lots, beaches, inland lakes, and open ocean. Scavenges opportunistically for scraps of food. Breeds inland on islands in lakes or rivers.

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