Larus delawarensis


Common Names: Ring-billed gull
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Gulls, Terns, & Skimmers


In the late 19th century, this bird was hunted for its plumage. Its population has since rebounded and it is probably the most common gull in North America. It is a medium size gull, smaller than the herring gull. The head, neck and underparts are white; the relatively short bill is yellow with a dark ring; the back and wings are silver gray; and the legs are yellow. The eyes are yellow with red rims.

Found near the shore line or near garbage dumps.


Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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