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Ring-billed Gull is smaller with lighter back, pale eye, and broad black ring on bill. 1st winter Ring-billed similar to 2nd winter California but back much lighter grey, and pink legs (California 2nd winter have blueish legs).
Breeds in the great plains and rocky mountain regions of the United States and Canada. Winters along the pacific coast from British Columbia south to Mexico. Rare but regular vagrant to Texas. Casual vagrant to eastern United States.
This is a polytypic species consisting of two subspecies:
They nest in a shallow depression on the ground lined with vegetation and feathers. The clutch consists of 2-3 eggs which are tended both parents.
The diet includes eat insects, fish and eggs. They scavenge.
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