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Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull

© Helen Baines

Larus delawarensis

Family: (Laridae) Gulls and Terns

Preferred Habitat: Freshwater lakes and marshes; coastal salt marshes

Seasonal Occurrence: Common fall through spring; uncommon in summer

Notes: Ring-billed Gulls are the most common inland gull. In fact, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, some never frequent coastal waters. In Houston Ring-billed Gulls are often found hanging around parking lots. Ring-billed Gulls take 3 years to acquire adult plumage. Females are slightly larger than males.
- Susan Billetdeaux