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glaucous gull

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(Animals) a gull, Larus hyperboreus, of northern and arctic regions, with a white head and tail and pale grey back and wings
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These conditions are ideal for finding Iceland and Glaucous Gulls if you have the patience to look.
Exhausted by several unsuccessful hunts, a mother nurses her cubs; at the edge of an ice floe, a muscular male swims from one frozen platform to another; and beneath the glare of a never-setting sun, a family share a seal carcass with a greedy flock of glaucous gulls, the scene silhouetted against one of Svalbard's trademark aubergine skies.
Exhausted by several unsuccessful hunts, a mother nurses her cubs; at the edge of an ice floe, a muscular male swims from one frozen platform to another; and, beneath the glare of a never-setting sun, a family share a seal carcass with a greedy flock of glaucous gulls, the scene silhouetted against one of Svalbard's trademark aubergine skies.
The numbers and geographic distribution of large-bodied gulls (mainly Glaucous-winged Gulls and occasionally Glaucous Gulls and Herring Gulls), were distinctly different in 2008-2009 compared to the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons.
These included Glaucous Gulls (Larus hyperboreus), Sabine's Gulls (Xema sabini), Arctic Terns (Sternaparadisaea) and, most commonly, Black-legged Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyld).
Here we report results of our 2010 study at Barrow, Alaska, USA, a follow up to our 2005 study in which we found vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) with clear traits of human origin in glaucous gulls (3).
A 2010 study of glaucous gulls found that birds in northern Alaska towns rely heavily on human garbage, with up to 85 percent of regurgitated pellets and breeding-season bird remains including human leftovers.
let the fish count for one, make two the glaucous gulls who pluck the
At least two glaucous gulls continue to inhabit the Menai Straits, but five avocets that spent a weekend at RSPB Conwy moved on, despite mating and prospecting for nests..
Although it was previously thought that the compounds degraded into harmless substances, recent Norwegian studies have found them in tissue samples from polar bears and glaucous gulls. Studies in Sweden have found them in falcons and even in human blood samples.
Studies on glaucous gulls (Larus hyperboreus) breeding in the Barents Sea have reported that high blood levels of halogenated organic contaminants in this species might cause reproductive, behavioral, and developmental stress.
The rare winter visitors to New York may include the shades-of-all-white Iceland and glaucous gulls, the lesser black-backed gull, black-headed gull, and the diminutive little gull.