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Ring-Billed Gull

Larus delawarenesis

Range

  • North America

Habitat

  • Ponds and lakes

Diet

  • Insects
  • Fish
  • Grain
  • Eggs
  • Earthworms
  • Rodents

The lack of any red markings on its beak distinguishes it from most other pale-headed American gulls.

A hundred years ago this now common gull was becoming rare because its oily eggs were valued for baking cakes. While many gulls are only commonly seen in saltwater, this small species thrives in freshwater environments.

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