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Gray-hooded Gull

Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus

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Distinctive gull. Breeding adults have a gray hood, pale eyes, and a red bill and legs. The back is medium gray and the wings have extensively dark flight feathers. Loses the gray hood in the nonbreeding season which is replaced by a dark cheek spot, while juveniles have paler bills and variably brown mottled wings and back.

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