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 1 year 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 2 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 1 year 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 6 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 6 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 2 years ago 33 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 52 photos
Locality El Culebrete dump, Navarre, Spain
Ricardo Rodriguez 12 December 2014 21 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Santa Fé, Galapagos Islands
Marco Valentini 20 November 2014 23 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Paracas National Reserve, Ica Department, Peru
Lior Kislev 12 December 2009 3 years ago 4.3
Huge flock of birds on the beach
Locality Pantanos de Villa, Lima Department, Peru
Nature Expeditions Peru 1 March 2009 5 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 6 years ago 4.3
1st winter on a fast-food lot.
Locality Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA (United States)
email@example.com 28 January 1995 1 year ago 4.3
Bird with fading breeding plumage standing in water, calling. Locality Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Joe Angseesing 4 February 2008 2 years ago 4
Adult calling against sound of a running river Locality Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Joe Angseesing 4 February 2008 5 years ago 4