Family: Laridae, Gulls and Terns view all from this family
Description Adult has pale gray back and upper wing, gray underwings, and otherwise mostly white plumage, including wedge-shaped tail and trailing edge to wing; in summer, underparts are faintly flushed pink. Hood is defined by neat black collar; feature reduced or absent in winter birds, which have a dark ear spot. Juvenile recalls winter adult but has dark wing bar.
Dimensions Length: 12-14" (30-36 cm)
Range Alaska, Western Canada
Discussion Stunning Arctic gull. Breeds mainly in Siberia (sometimes Churchill, Manitoba) and winters mostly in Arctic seas.