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)
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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A Sabine's gull at Dixon Waterfowl Refuge in Putnam County was close enough for Chicago-area birders to chase in September.
Pomarine Skuas, Little Gull and Sabine's Gull were seen off north Anglesey, and a Wryneck was on Cilan Head last week.
Key words: Alaska, colonial nesting, Sabine's Gull, Xema sabini, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
A SABINE'S Gull is spending summer in Lowestoft, Suffolk, after getting lost on the way to America.
Eight Black Terns and a Sabine's Gull, in full breeding plumage, passed Anglesey's Point Lynas on Monday, while a Glaucous Gull remains at Llanddulas for its 10th month.
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.
| Gusty winds at the weekend brought a Sabine's Gull to Aberdaron on Monday, Sooty Shearwater past Bardsey on Friday and Black Terns past Point Lynas, Little Orme and Rhos Point on Sunday, with an unseasonal Great Northern Diver at the latter.
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.
Sunday's winds brought Little Auks past Bardsey, Pomarine Skuas past Rhos Point, a Sabine's Gull and five Great Skuas past Point Lynas.
Sabine's gull (Xema sabini), Ross's gull (Rhodostethia rosea) and ivory gull (Pagophila eburnea).
Emiquon Refuge in Fulton offered Hudsonian godwit, spotted redshank, Sabine's gull and western grebe.