Short-billed Gull (formerly Mew Gull)


(Larus canus)

As of July, 2021, Mew Gull has been split into two species – Short-billed Gull of North America and Common Gull of Asia and Europe. A breeder of Alaska and the far north, Short-billed Gull can also be seen in fall and winter along the pacific coast.  It is characterized by small overall size, yellow legs,  a small yellow bill, and a large white spot within the black on the wing tip.

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