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Gulls (Laridae)

Franklin's Gull (Larus pipixcan) - HBW 3, p. 619

French: Mouette de Franklin German: Präriemöwe 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.