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Kelp Gull

Larus dominicanus

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Large dark-backed gull. Few similar species in much of its range. Usually coastal. Adults have black backs and wings with very little white in the flight feathers. The bill is very strong and robust and the legs are greenish-yellow. Juveniles have a dark brown back mottled with white, a black bill, and a dark band on the tail.

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Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America