Birds of Colombia

    CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)  
Genus: Larus (5 species, 23 worldwide)


Belcher's Gull
Belcher's Gull (Larus belcheri)
Paracas, Peru
  White head is breeding plumage.
   

Belcher's Gull
Belcher's Gull (Larus belcheri)
Paracas, Peru
  Note Belcher's Gull has a black head part of the year (non-breeding), and although is sounds like a Laughing Gull, it is larger and has yellow legs.
   

Belcher's Gull
Belcher's Gull (Larus belcheri) Immature
Paracas, Peru  
   

In flight.

Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) Immature
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA  
   

Mid-sized gull. Note light colored eye in mature adult.

Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)
Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
  Note red orbital ring (skin around eye).
   

Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) Immature
Key Biscayne, Florida, United States  
   


Great Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Fort Pierce, Florida, USA
  Large size and pink legs a good ID feature.
   


American Herring Gull
American Herring Gull (Larus smithsonianus) Rare/Accidental
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA  
   



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