Western Gull

(Larus occidentalis)

A large, dark-backed gull of the Pacific Coast, the Western Gull is seldom found far from the ocean.

Like most gulls, the Western Gull is an opportunistic feeder, capturing its own live prey, scavenging refuse, or stealing food from seals and other gulls. It is known to steal milk from lactating female seals while they lie on their backs sleeping on the beach.

Information from the All About Birds website, www.allaboutbirds.org, © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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