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Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus)

Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus) Canon EOS 40D | 30 mm | 1/640 sec | f/6.3 | 400
 
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus: Larus
Species: L. pacificus

Identification
Adult Pacific Gulls range from 58 to 66 cm (23 to 26 in) in length, and are white, with dark wings and back, and a very thick (when compared to other gull species), powerful, red-tipped yellow bill. Young birds are mottled-brown all over, and attain their adult plumage only gradually: by its fourth year, a young Pacific Gull has usually become difficult to tell apart from an adult bird.

Habitat
The Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus) is a very large gull, native to the coasts of Australia. It is moderately common between Carnarvon in the west, and Sydney in the east.
Melbourne Docklands, AustraliaMelbourne Tram, AustraliaMelbourne Street, AustraliaPacific Gull (Larus pacificus)Touristbus AmsterdamAmsterdam's Red Light DistrictPizzaria @ Amsterdam
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