Sabine's gull


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Related to Sabine's gull: laughing gull, Black-legged Kittiwake

Sab·ine's gull

 (săb′īnz, -ĭnz, sā′bīnz)
n.
A migratory gull (Xema sabini) that breeds in Arctic regions, having a forked tail with feathers rounded at the ends.

[After Sir Edward Sabine (1788-1883), British astronomer and explorer.]
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Emiquon Refuge in Fulton offered Hudsonian godwit, spotted redshank, Sabine's gull and western grebe.
Sunday's winds brought Little Auks past Bardsey, Pomarine Skuas past Rhos Point, a Sabine's Gull and five Great Skuas past Point Lynas.
Data for 1087 nests show that 56% of Sabine's Gull nests were solitary and that <3% of aggregations exceeded 10 nests, although factors positively correlated with the evolution of colonial nesting, including exposure of nests to predators, aquatic habitat, and absence of feeding territories, apply to Sabine's Gulls nesting in the YKD.
A SABINE'S Gull is spending summer in Lowestoft, Suffolk, after getting lost on the way to America.
In the Chaun Delta, a stable population was observed even under conditions of increasing numbers of the Vegae Gull Larus vegae but decreasing numbers of Sabine's Gull Xema sabini (Solovyeva and Zelenskaya, 2015).
Bardsey this week hosted its latest ever Pallas's warbler and Sabine's gull, both ringed on the island, while a swift over Pen-y-Ffordd, Wrexham, on Monday was also incredibly late: you wonder how this high-flying insectivore could survive.
Strong winds brought Pomarine Skuas and Leach's Petrels to several coastal watchpoints, an up-estuary Gannet to Connah's Quay, plus Grey Phalaropes to Point Lynas and Bardsey, with Sabine's Gull and Sooty Shearwater flying past the latter site.
He then switched from entomology to ornithology, his primary interest, a transition made easy by an offer from Tinbergen first to undertake post-doctoral studies (1962-65) on species' isolation mechanisms between the large Larus gulls on Walney Island, Lancashire, England, and later to go to Alaska to produce ethograms of Sabine's gull Xema sabini.
Sabine's gull (Xema sabini), Ross's gull (Rhodostethia rosea) and ivory gull (Pagophila eburnea).
Criccieth and Harlech each scored with a smart Sabine's gull on the beach, and these graceful pelagic birds also flew past Point Lynas, Bardsey, South Stack and Porth Ysgaden.
Like the other two true Arctic gull species, Sabine's gull (Xema sabini) and to a lesser degree ivory gull (Pagophila eburnea), Ross's gull shows a strong preference for nesting in the vicinity of arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) colonies in Greenland.
A Sabine's Gull and Pomarine Skua were off Porth Colmon in Sunday's drizzle, and three more Poms flew past Bardsey with a Balearic Shearwater (and a pod of Risso's Dolphins).