Family Gulls and Terns
Resident along the coastlines of northeastern Asia, this big gull is a regular summer visitor to western Alaska, usually in small numbers. In winter, it has appeared as a rare stray at widely scattered points in North America, as far east as New England and as far south as Texas.

Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds

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Songs and Calls

Similar to that of Herring Gull, but deeper and more guttural.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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