Franklin's Gull

Leucophaeus pipixcan

ML68442321



eBird Checklist S39099096
Lancaster Water Reclamation Plant (closed to birders)
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 34.7808, -118.1611 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Comments

Observation details

Continuing 1st cycle. Small gull with partial dark hood on rear of head, but white forehead, throat, and underparts. Prominent white eye arcs and small black bill. Gray mantle but brown coverts. Primaries black with small white spots. In flight, black terminal tail band not extending to outer retrices, underwings mostly white except for primaries, upperwings brown with blacker primaries and white trailing edge to secondaries. Smaller Bonaparte's Gull would have different head and wing pattern; tail pattern and light underwings rule out (much rarer) Laughing Gull. Photos.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
700 mm
Shutter speed
1/2500 sec
ISO
250
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
187KB
Dimensions
1024 x 576

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