Short-billed Gull

Larus brachyrhynchus

ML136139131


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Steve Rottenborn
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eBird Checklist S51877045
Goose Lake State Recreation Area (Oregon)
Lake, Oregon, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 41.9942, -120.3236 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Media notes

Observation details

First-cycle bird. First seen at 0550 perched on the Oregon side of the state line at the mouth of Pine Creek, then flew inland to the southeast, into a recently plowed field on the California side of Stateline Road where many Ring-billed and California Gulls were foraging. I refound the bird in that field at 0755. In direct comparison with Ring-billed Gulls, this bird was smaller; more round-headed; much finer-billed, with a mostly dark bill (just a bit of paleness at the base); more slender-winged (as seen in flight); and darker where gray feathering had appeared on the mantle.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 40D
f-stop
f/5.0
Focal length
57 mm
Shutter speed
1/40 sec
ISO
800
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,380KB
Dimensions
1599 x 1069

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