ivory gull


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ivory gull

n
(Animals) a white gull, Pagophila (or Larus) eburneus, mostly confined to arctic regions
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Noun1.ivory gull - white Arctic gullivory gull - white Arctic gull; migrates as far south as England and New Brunswick
sea gull, seagull, gull - mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
genus Pagophila, Pagophila - a genus of Laridae
Translations
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Already in 2018, a mega-rare ivory gull was spotted at the Lake County Fairgrounds, and a slaty-backed gull turned up at Calumet.
Stenhouse and others (2001) classified the Sabine's Gull as a "solitary low-density" nester, and reported that of 4 closely related species (Sabine's Gull; Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla; Ivory Gull, Pagophila eburnea; and Swallow-tailed Gull, Creagrus furcatus; Chu 1998; Pons and others 2005), only the Sabine's Gull is often a solitary nester.
Seabirds living in this ecosystem, such as the ivory gull (Pagophila eburnea), are particularly vulnerable to contaminants because they bioaccumulate toxic compounds throughout their life and are top predators displaying high levels of contamination (through biomagnification).
Among the mounted specimens is an Ivory Gull, which lives near the North Pole.
The scavengers turn out to be a polar bear and an ivory gull.
The Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) is a small gull, the only species in its genus.
Four species of ice sea - ringed, bearded, harp and ribbon Four species of whale - grey, beluga, bowhead and narwhal Sea butterfly Three species of seabirds - Kittlitz's murrelet, spectacled eider and ivory gull Caribou/reindeer Musk ox (ANI)
The Hayes River system is home to polar bear, wolverine, woodland caribou, the ivory gull, sturgeon, brook trout, beluga whales, bald eagles, and moose, as well as a wide range of other wildlife.
I am sure no one could have forgotten the majestic ivory gull at Morfa Bychan beach - what a beauty.
A YOUNG Ivory Gull - the world's most northerly species of bird - has come from the Arctic and settled on the beach at Montrose Basin in Scotland.
International Ivory Gull conservation strategy and action plan.