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43â€“49 cm (17-19Â¼ in); a medium-sized gull
Resembles non-breeding adults but are darker and browner, and the bill is flesh-colored or pink until the second winter.
The west coast of North America. Breeds only on islands off the west coast of Mexico, but a common non-breeding visitor to the west coast of California in the United States, and in smaller numbers north through Oregon and Washington to British Columbia in Canada.
Shores or well out to sea, rarely inland, but occurs regularly at Salton Sea in California.
Nests colonially on the ground, like many gulls. It lays two or three eggs, grayish buff to buff with gray and brown markings.
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