Franklin's Gull (Larus pipixcan) - HBW 3, p. 619
French: Mouette de Franklin
Spanish: Gaviota Pipizcan
Taxonomy: Larus Pipixcan Wagler, 1831, Mexico.
Considered closely related to L. atricilla, with an almost equally unspecialized display repertoire. Monotypic.
Distribution: Inland North America, from British Columbia to Alberta and from Montana to Minnesota, with scattered populations in N Rocky Mts and Great Basin. Winters mainly off South America, S to Chile.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 23 videos
An giant flock of Franklin's Gull at the lagoon. Locality Paraíso Lagoon, Playa Paraiso, Lima Department, Peru
Yoel Jimenez 15 November 2012 2 years ago 59 sec 4.8
some indivuals in transition to breeding plumage, with grey gulls Locality Albufera de Medio Mundo, Lima Department, Peru
Wim ten Have 2 April 2011 3 years ago 13 sec 4.7
Adult and immature birds milling about in the company of a Ring-billed Gull (notice the size difference between these two specie Locality Grand Beach Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada (Monotypic species)
Ken Simonite 21 July 2013 2 years ago 47 sec 4.4
Bird in fading breeding plumage foraging at the edge of a river Locality Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Joe Angseesing 4 February 2008 7 years ago 39 sec 4.3
Bird with fading breeding plumage standing in water, calling Locality Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Joe Angseesing 4 February 2008 7 years ago 9 sec 4.2
a few birds taking a bath Locality Paraíso Lagoon, Playa Paraiso, Lima Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 15 November 2012 3 years ago 33 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 61 photos
Locality El Culebrete dump, Navarre, Spain
Ricardo Rodriguez 12 December 2014 1 year ago 4.5
Locality Santa Fé, Galapagos Islands
Marco Valentini 20 November 2014 1 year ago 4.4
Locality Paracas National Reserve, Ica Department, Peru
Lior Kislev 12 December 2009 4 years ago 4.3
Huge flock of birds on the beach
Locality Pantanos de Villa, Lima Department, Peru
Nature Expeditions Peru 1 March 2009 6 years ago 4.3
Flock. Arriving from breeding quarters in N America.
Locality La Punta, Callao Province, Peru
Juan A Malo de Molina 1 November 2008 7 years ago 4.3
1st winter on a fast-food lot.
Locality Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA (United States)
firstname.lastname@example.org 28 January 1995 2 years ago 4.3
Bird with fading breeding plumage standing in water, calling. Locality Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Joe Angseesing 4 February 2008 3 years ago 4
Adult calling against sound of a running river Locality Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Joe Angseesing 4 February 2008 6 years ago 4