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Larus smithsonianus (American Herring Gull)

Synonyms: Larus argentatus smithsonianus

Wikipedia Abstract

The American herring gull or Smithsonian gull (Larus smithsonianus or Larus argentatus smithsonianus) is a large gull that breeds in North America, where it is treated by the American Ornithologists' Union as a subspecies of herring gull (L. argentatus). Adults are white with gray back and wings, black wingtips with white spots, and pink legs. Immature birds are gray-brown and are darker and more uniform than European herring gulls, with a darker tail.
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Birth Weight [1]  67 grams
Clutch Size [1]  3
Clutches / Year [1]  1
Incubation [1]  31 days

Prey / Diet

Alitta virens (zager)[1]
Cancer borealis (Jonah crab)[1]
Cancer irroratus (rock crab)[1]
Carcinus maenas (green crab)[1]
Clupea harengus (Yawling)[1]
Illex illecebrosus (northern shortfin squid)[1]
Limulus polyphemus (horseshoe crab)[1]
Mallotus villosus (Capelin)[1]
Mytilus edulis (Blue mussel)[1]
Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis (Green sea urchin)[1]
Thaleichthys pacificus (Candlefish)[1]



Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
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