Photo by Melody

Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens)

Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus: Larus
Species: livens


No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Member Notes:

Neutral rntx22 On Dec 30, 2008, rntx22 from Houston, TX
(Zone 9a) wrote:

From my Thayer's guide:

Identification Tips:
Size: 27 inches W 60 inches
Yellow legs and feet
Yellow eye
Thick yellow bill with red spot in adult
Dark slate gray back

Habitat and Behavior:
Breeds in Gulf of California, Mexico. Occasionally wanders north to the Salton Sea in southern California. Usually seen alone or in small groups along the shore at the south end of the Salton Sea between June and September.

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