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Mew Gull

Larus canus

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Small dainty gull. Dark-eyed, long-winded, and with a rounded head. Breeding adults are white-headed with an unmarked bill; non-breeding adults are smudged on the head and bill. Younger birds are brownish, with black-tipped pink bills. Subspecies vary; North American ‘brachyrhynchus’ is the smallest, and Russian ‘kamtschatschensis’ the largest. Breeds in wetlands, meadows, and beaches; winters in waterside habitats and fields. Does not frequent large urban centers as much as some other gulls.

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