Iceland Gull bathing

Iceland Gull

The Iceland Gull, Larus glaucoides, is a large gull which breeds in the Arctic regions of Canada and Greenland, but not Iceland, where it is only seen in the winter. It is migratory, wintering from in the North Atlantic as far south as the British Isles and northernmost states of the eastern USA, as well as in the interior of North America as far as the western Great Lakes.

This Iceland Gull breeds colonially or singly on coasts and cliffs, making a nest lined with grass, moss or seaweed on the ground or cliff. Normally, 2-3 light brown eggs are laid.

The Iceland Gull is a fairly large gull, very pale in all plumages, with absolutely no melanin in the tips of the primaries in adult plumage. Adults are pale grey above, with a yellowish-green bill. Immatures are very pale grey; the bill is more extensively dark than with Glaucous Gull, and lacks pink. It is smaller and thinner billed than the very large Glaucous Gull, and is usually smaller than the Herring Gull. It takes four years to reach maturity.

These birds forage while flying, picking up food at or just below the water's surface, also feeds while walking or swimming.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland_Gull - 06.10.2010

Iceland Gull

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It seems to be a joy for this Iceland Gull to bath in the icy water of a Canadian winter.

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