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|“Bonaparte’s Gull” is the name of this gull taken at Quidi Vidi Lake and this gull is a non- breeding with winter plumage.|
These birds forage in flight or pick up objects while swimming or wading. They mainly eat insects, crustaceans and fish. Unlike some other gulls, this bird rarely scavenges.
They are graceful in flight, more like terns. They were named after Prince Charles Lucien Bonaparte, a zoologist and nephew of Napoleon.
This is the smallest gull seen over most of North America; it is also the only gull that regularly nests in trees.
The Bonaparte's Gull breeds across northern North America from western Alaska to Hudson Bay. Spends winters along Atlantic and Pacific coasts and Gulf of Mexico. Preferred habitats include large lakes, rivers, and marshlands.
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