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Herring Gull Larus argentatus

Herring Gull Larus argentatus

Aves > Charadriiformes > Laridae

Smaller gull, less frequent than the common, very similar Ring-billed gull. Herring gull can be observed within flocks of Ring-billed gulls.

Although very similar to the Ring-billed gull, the Herring gull can be identified by its red spot on the beak. Size may be another hint as the Herring gull loves to be in flocks of Ring-billed gulls which are smaller.

Less common, can be spotted all year long along rivers. I usually see them at Rapids Park Lachine in resting flocks of gulls on elevations within the river.

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Rapids Park Lachine2019-03-16
Park Angrignon, Montreal2018-04-22
Rapids Park Lachine2018-03-31