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Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens   - Non-breeding adult in flight
Glaucous-winged Gull
Photographer : © Aurélien Audevard
Location :Hokkaido, Japan
Date : 10 February 2010
English synonyms:
Bird Family :Larini - Gulls
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :The Glaucous-winged Gull is a wintering species that is easy to see in the fishing harbours of Hokkaido. It has a wide breeding range in east Siberia (Kamchatka, the Commander Islands, Chukotka) and the western seaboard of Alaska. In spite of the ports often iced over, the fishing boats go out every day to the joy of these gulls and some raptors which come there to feed on scraps of fish. - AA