Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) - HBW 3, p. 604
French: Goéland à bec cerclé
Spanish: Gaviota de Delaware
Taxonomy: Larus Delawarensis Ord, 1815, Philadelphia.
Morphometric analysis links it most closely with L. californicus. W population significantly larger and possibly subspecifically distinct. Monotypic.
Distribution: N California, E Washington and interior British Columbia across prairie provinces and N mountain and plains states; Great Lakes to Maritime Provinces. Winters in S portion of breeding range S to Gulf Coast, Central America and Greater Antilles, increasingly ranging to Lesser Antilles.
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VideosSee all 48 videos
A bird looking for food in the mud and then observing a juvenile Great Black-backed Gull feeding on a fish Locality Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 6 May 2006 6 years ago 38 sec 3.5
A bird walking on the beach Locality Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Assateague Island, Virginia, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Robert Schaefer 27 November 2005 6 years ago 18 sec 3.5
A bird of the second year, calling Locality East Islip, Long Island, New York, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Curt Kessler 30 November 2005 7 years ago 14 sec 3.5
Bird perched on lamp post in the harbor of the city. Locality Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Antonio Silveira 16 September 2013 9 weeks ago 34 sec 3.3
Bird on the lake. Is a common species in this place. Locality Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Antonio Silveira 11 September 2013 9 weeks ago 42 sec 3.3
Adult on the ground call to another bird. Locality Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Antonio Silveira 16 September 2013 9 weeks ago 13 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 117 photos
Balancing on the uneven, soft, gooey mud.
Locality Laurel Creek Conservation Area, Waterloo, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada
Miriam Bauman 24 October 2010 3 years ago 4
Individual on wall at LaSalle Park, Burlington
Locality Ontario, Canada
Miriam Bauman 3 May 2009 3 years ago 4
Ring-billed Gull looking for food
Locality Alberta, Canada
Josie 30 September 2009 4 years ago 4
A bird standing.
Locality Assateague Island National Seashore, Assateague Island, Maryland, USA (United States)
Sascha Rösner 19 November 2008 4 years ago 4
Individual resting on the dock.
Locality LaSalle Park, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Miriam Bauman 31 July 2011 2 years ago 3.9
Locality Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Miriam Bauman 3 May 2009 3 years ago 3.9