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Southern black-backed gull, Larus dominicanus dominicanus, AV697

Physical Description

Study skin of a large gull with mottled brown and cream colouring. Body is in a straight line with the tail straight, the legs folded in front of the body, wings folded back against the sides of the body, and the head tilted so that the beak pointing up. Beak is slightly open.

Field Collection

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 90 x 150 x 510mm

Sex

Male

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