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The Western Gull

The Western Gull
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Copyright: Peter Houttuin (httn) (97)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS D60
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-14 7:46
Viewed: 3204
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Western Gull, Larus occidentalis, is a large white-headed gull that lives on the western coast of North America.

The Western Gull is a large gull, around 60 cm long with a white head and body, and gray wings.

The Western Gull is an exclusively marine gull that is seldom encountered inland. It nests on offshore islands and rocks along the coast, in the colonies, long term pairs aggressively defend territories whose borders may shift slightly from year to year, but are maintained for the life of the male.

The Western Gull typically lives 15 years, but can live to at least 25 years.

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