Its smaller congener Sabine's gull, X.
Flocks of geese and other birds come to the islands from the north (Bunge and Toll), as also the gull Lestris pomarina, which feeds chiefly on the lemming.
I have sometimes disturbed a fish hawk sitting on a white pine over the water; but I doubt if it is ever profaned by the wind of a gull, like Fair Haven.
Some of the settlements of the black-headed or "peewit" gull, L.
Gull and Sutton asserted that in particular states of body, and more especially in the condition associated with cirrhotic kidney, such a fibrosis becomes general, running, as they alleged it does, along the adventitia of arteries and spreading to their capillaries.
On the lakes there is a very handsome goose, with white body and dark-green wings shading into violet, called huachua, two kinds of ibis, a large gull (Larus serranus) frequenting the alpine lakes in flocks, flamingoes called parihuana, ducks and water-hens.
The largest species of the group are the glaucous gull and greater black-backed gull, L.
Among swimming birds the most numerous are the gull (kamome), of which many varieties are found; the cormorant (u)which is trained by the Japanese for fishing purposesand multitudinous flocks of wild-geese (gan) and wild-ducks (kanjo), from the beautiful mandarinduck (oshi-dori), emblem of cunjugal fidelity, to teal (koga,no) and widgeon (hidori-ganto) of several species.
Saunders (loc. cit.) thinks that the larger of them, which is about the size of a black-headed gull, should stand as S.
The alternate rise and fall of the body and wing of the bird are well seen when contemplating the flight of the gull e ?
Ross's or the roseate gull, Rhodostethia rosea, forms a well-marked genus, distinguished not so much by the pink tint of its plumage (for that is found in other species) but by its small dove-like bill and wedge-shaped tail.
The more common sea-birds are the Sula variegate or guano-bird, a large gull called the Larus modestus, the Pelecanus thayus, and the Sterna Ynca, a beautiful tern with curved white feathers on each side of the head.
FULMAR, from the Gaelic Fulmaire, the Fulmarus glacialis of modern ornithologists, one of the largest of the petrels (Procellariidae) of the northern hemisphere, being about the size of the common gull (Larus canus) and not unlike it in general coloration, except thatits primaries are grey instead of black.
The department belongs partly to the arid coastal plain that extends from the Gull of Guayaquil southward nearly to Valparaiso, and partly to a broken mountainous region belonging to the Western Cordilleras.
richardsoni, a name that correctly applies only to whole-coloured examples, for this species too is dimorphic. Even its proper English name 4 is disputable, but it has been frequently called the Arctic gull or Arctic skua, and it is by far the commonest of the genus in Britain, and perhaps throughout the northern hemisphere.
polnatorhinus (often incorrectly spelt pomarinus), about the size of a common gull, Larus canus, and presenting, irrespective of sex, two very distinct phases of plumage, one almost wholly sooty-brown, the other particoloured - dark above and white on the breast, the sides of the neck being of a glossy straw-colour, and the lower part of the neck and the sides of the body barred with brown; but a singular feature in the adults of this species is that the two median tail-feathers, which are elongated, have their shaft twisted towards the tip, so that in flight the lower surfaces of their webs are pressed together vertically, giving the bird the appearance of having a disk attached to its tail.
gull population to explode with anxiety.
Those of the redshank, of the golden plover (to a small extent), and enormous numbers of those of the black-headed gull, and in certain places of some of the terns, are, however, sold as lapwings', having a certain similarity of shell to the latter, and a difference of flavour only to be detected by a fine palate.
They are rich in sea-fowl, the most common being the eider duck, puffin, Manx shearwater, black guillemot, kittiwake and herring gull.
33 shows the Spiral Elastic Wings of the Gull.
You know the proverb, and it's true: The gull sees farthest who flies highest.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus cachinnans Atlantis) Recorded on small numbers (less than ten at any one site) around the coast.
Facilities are now completely automated at the lighthouse on Gull Island.
It was Herring Gull size but pale and very blotchy, with pale panels mid-wing.
Inside The spacious cabin, 48 inches, is accessed by gull wing doors.
However, despite its bulky size, the gull is largely composed of feathers.
As the sun climbs the upper tangent arc opens and then droops like a gull's wings.
A gull, soaring over the deserted funfair wintry sun CRITICAL REFLECTION The last image tends to dominate emotionally, doesn't it?
glaucous gull was reported from the ARC site this morning.
The best-known case is herring gull versus lesser black-backed gull.
At least one adult Ring-billed gull was among them.
A glaucous gull was reported from the ARC site this morning.
gull chicks peck at a red spot on their parents's bill to induce their parents to regurgitate food.
gull colony in Spring Passage.
gull species around the ponds or roosting on the golf course.
Was there a herring gull with an olive branch too?
She thought the sea gull would not help her.
An adult Mediterranean gull was among the roosting gulls.
The gulls were predominantly grey-headed, but among them we found 2 kelp gulls, a Med. gull and good numbers of slender-billed gulls.
The gull winged arc always touches the 22º halo at a point directly above the sun.
herring gull with an olive branch too?
immature gull about Herring Gull size which had pure white primaries.
kelp gulls, a Med. gull and good numbers of slender-billed gulls.
Western gull and American kestrel on the way (well, you have to start somewhere!
oddityonly oddities seen were a Green Sandpiper and a Yellow-legged Gull at the Bill.
reproductive biology of Sabine's Gull in the Canadian Arctic.
Glaucous Gulls on the offshore sandbars to the East of Burry Port, Ivory Gull, 1 record at BPH.
Seawatching at the Bill produced a Great Northern Diver and a Little Gull, as well as 33 settled Common scoter.
sea gull colony in Spring Passage.
sea gull theory was too weak, and we had a new publicity policy as of now - don't say anything.
Gull, 2 Black terns, 1 Gray Phalarope, and over 30 cetacean sightings, including around 20 large whales.
Philae included more white crowned black wheatears, gull billed terns, whiskered terns and a fantastic location.
windy weather over the New Year brought an Iceland Gull to join the American Herring Gull on St Mary's.
Hence the names peewit, peaseweep and teuchit, commonly applied in some parts of Britain to this bird - though the first is that by which one of the smaller gulls, Larus ridibundus (see Gull), is known in the districts it frequents.
GULL (Welsh gwylan, Breton, goelann, whence Fr.
SKUA, 1 the name for a long while given to certain of the Laridae (see Gull), birds which sufficiently differ in structure, appearance and habits to justify their separation as a distinct genus, Stercorarius (Lestris of some writers), or even subfamily, Stercorariinae.
The petrels, all of which are placed in the family Procellariidae, were formerly associated with the Laridae (see GuLL), but they are now placed as the sole members of the suborder Tubinares (the name denoting the characteristic tubular structure of their nostrils) and of the order Procellariiformes (see Bird).
There is a large winter gull roost and one or two pairs of redshank nest here - unusual so far from the coast.
Reproductive biology of Sabine 's Gull in the Canadian Arctic.
Seawatching at the Bill produced a Great Northern Diver and a Little Gull, as well as 33 settled Common Scoter.
The sea gull theory was too weak, and we had a new publicity policy as of now - do n't say anything.
One great gray bird, a gull or curlew, soared aloft in the blue heaven.
Mustard Seed 1976 An experiment with a " Gull Wing " underwater shape for reduced waterline beam and low wetted area.
Caspian Gull L. cachinnans cachinnans: The most common large white-headed gull.
The windy weather over the New Year brought an Iceland Gull to join the American Herring Gull on St Mary 's.
Barrii, hybrids), the best are Conspicuus and Sensation, but Golden Star, Crown Prince, Flora Wilson, Miriam, Barton, Orphee, General Murray, Albatross, Sea Gull, Maurice Vilmorin, and Dorothy E.
Sea Gull Lighting evolves fluorescent lighting to include decorative sconces and other gorgeous fixtures for the home.
The Mohegan Indians called it "Kioshk" or "Gull Island."
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