California Gull

Adults are similar in appearance to the Herring Gull, but have a smaller yellow bill with a black ring, yellow legs, brown eyes and a more rounded head. The body is mainly white with grey back and upper wings. They have black primaries with white tips. Immature birds are also similar in appearance to immature Herring Gulls, with browner plumage than immature Ring-billed Gulls.

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Original source: California Gulls Larus californicus - photo taken by Shengzhi Li on 4 Apr 2003 on Antelope Island, UtahThis image has been categorised by project WikiProject Birds

The California Gull is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

California Gull's eye is dark, and its legs are greenish-yellow. The beak is yellow with red and black marks. Juveniles are, to varying degrees, mottled brown and white, mixed with the adult plumage, with pink legs and beak. It takes four years for California Gulls to mature. This gull is intermediate in size between the smaller Ring-billed Gull and the larger Herring Gull, both of which it resembles. More

islands in a nearby lake, for the California Gull is a breeding bird of inland seas. Although it spends its winter months in a long, slow journey up and down the Pacific Coast, its breeding habits set the California Gull apart from the other white-headed gulls that are its closest relatives. More

The California Gull has wings which are tri-layered, and feathers which are used for keeping the bird warm (insulation) or in aid for flight. Its wingspan is around sixteen inches in length, with a weight of almost two pounds. Most of the weight is due to the massive organ system (almost equal in mass to your typical mammal, but relative to its size, is pretty large). Larus californicus is often confused with the Western Gull, but they do have unique and noticeable differences. More

The California Gull was seen by the initial observers and thought to be relocated others. Status for Georgia:California Gull (This would be the 1st state record)Thayer's Gull (2nd state record)Iceland Gull (Accidental, 2nd inland record)Glaucous Gull (Accidental inland, rare on coast) cagu1.jpg Michael Beohm, Richard Beohm, and I were blessed to find the following first winter gulls at Lake Tobesofkee (middle GA). More

THE California Gull (Larus califor,icus) has been protected in the State of Utah from 1848. Since then its nesting area, and possibly its population, are larger. The majority of publications portray the California Gull as a follower of the plow and a savior of crops. This investigation, however, was made to determine the extent of the predation of the California Gulls on nests and young of waterfowl. More

California Gulls on a rooftop on Antelope Island, Utah Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Charadriiformes Family: Laridae Genus: Larus Species: L. More

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* California Gull, On Icy Shore Global Rank: G5 State Rank: S5B Agency Status USFWS: none USFS: none BLM: none FWP Conservation Tier: 3 PIF: none Listen to an Audio Sample Copyright by Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, Ohio State University, More

* California Gull (Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) * California Gull Photographs (Utah Birds) Additional Links: - * All About Birds: California Gull (Cornell Lab of Orinthology) * California Gull (Netstate. More

California Gull: Breeds in northern prairie provinces east to North Dakota, south to northwestern Wyoming and Utah, and west to northeastern California. Spends winters mainly on the coast from Oregon southward, in lesser numbers inland. In breeding season, preferred habitats include interior lakes and marshes, while in winter, are found mostly on the coast. More

The California Gull is a medium-sized gull. It has a white body, grey wings with black wing tips and yellow-green legs. The bill is yellow with a black ring near the tip and a red spot on the lower mandible. The eyes are dark with a red orbital ring. The male and female are alike in plumage, but the male is slightly larger than the female. More

California Gull Range MapView dynamic map of eBird sightings Field MarksHelp - * Adult breedingPopOutZoom In Adult breeding * © Marie Read * Adult nonbreedingPopOutZoom In Adult nonbreeding * © Kevin T. More

California GullThe California Gull, Larus californicus, is a medium-sized gull, smaller than the Herring Gull but larger than the Ring-billed Gull. This is the state bird of Utah, remembered for assisting Mormon settlers in dealing with a plague of Mormon crickets. A Seagull Monument in Salt Lake City commemorates this event, known as the "Miracle of the Gulls". More

The California Gull is a medium-sized gull. It is similar in appearance to the smaller Herring Gull, except the California Gull has a smaller yellow bill with a black ring, yellow legs and brown eyes. California Gulls can be found the west of North America from Canada to Eastern California and Colorado. They breed on inland lakes and marshes. It is the state bird of Utah. A Seagull Monument in Salt Lake City commemorates the 'Miracle of Gulls'. More

California Gulls (I'm pretty sure) seen at Play Del Rey (not on campus) 3/19/06. Notice the yellow legs. Photo by Jason Finley. California Gull Illustration. -Illustration by Robert C. Stebbins from "Birds of the Campus" (1947) by Dr. Loye Miller. Description: Large. 20-23" in length (beak to tail), bigger than a Pigeon, but smaller than a Red-Tailed Hawk. More

Bent Life History for the California Gull - the common name and sub-species reflect the nomenclature in use at the time the description was written. CALIFORNIA GULL LARUS CALIFORNICUS (Lawrence) HABITS It has always seemed to me that the above name should have been applied to the western gull, Larus occidentalis, the characteristic gull of the California coast., for the subject of this sketch, Larus californicus, is essentially a bird of the inland plains. More

The California Gull is a medium gull with plumage that varies somewhat by age and by season. Breeding adults have white heads and a yellow bill with both black and red markings near the tip. A white foreneck neck and underparts contrast with gray upperparts. In flight, the primaries are extensively black with small white tips. california gull Female - The sexes are similar. More

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The California Gull Larus californicus is a medium-sized gull, smaller than the Herring Gull but larger than the Ring-billed Gull. Adults are similar in appearance to the Herring Gull, but have a smaller yellow bill with a black ring, yellow legs, brown eyes and a more rounded head. The body is mainly white with grey back and upper wings. They have black primaries with white tips. Immature birds are also similar in appearance to immature Herring Gulls, with browner plumage than immature Ring-billed Gulls. More

state bird of Utah? The California Gull is the bird that saved Utah's crops from grasshopper plagues in the late 1800's. In fact, a memorial to the bird now stands in downtown Salt Lake City. The California Gull measures about 20 inches in length. It is white with gray wings and black primary feathers along the edge of the wing. It legs are yellowish. More

The California gull, even without official status, was long considered the state bird of Utah due to its storied role as a protector of crops. It gained this reputation during the summer of 1848 when swarms of crickets attacked pioneer food supplies. It was reported that flocks of the birds arrived, settled in the "...half-ruined fields" and "gorged themselves" on the attacking crickets. It's often stated that the California gull was made the state bird in return for saving the settler's lives. More

Ring-Billed Gull California Gull Great Black-backed Gull Western Gull Seagulls as Pests Seagull Pictures Heermann’s Gull There are many differences between the several species found throughout North America. Heermann’s Gull is found mostly on the Isla Rasa off Baja California in the Gulf of California. After breeding season they move to central California and south to Guatemala. Heermann’s Gull is distinctly different from other gulls. More

Photo of California gulls in Utah California gulls on a rooftop on Antelope Island, Utah in 2003 - photo taken by Shengzhi Li from Wikpedia.org California Gull California gull bird video below Utah designated the California gull (Larus californicus) as official state bird in 1955. The Sea Gull Monument in Salt Lake City honors the gull, who saved the people of Utah by consuming the Rocky Mountain crickets which were destroying the crops in 1848. More

picture of Adult California Gulls & immatures on Molly Island in Yellowstone Lake picture of Adult California Gulls with juveniles 1. California Gulls 2. California Gulls & chicks 3. Gulls & juveniles image of California Gull image of California Gull nest with three eggs image of California Gull nestling 4. California Gull5 5. More

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Original source: Arthur Chapman
Author: Arthur Chapman
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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Laridae
Genus : Larus
Species : californicus
Authority : Lawrence, 1854
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