Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)

The Bonaparte’s Gull is the american equivalent of the Black-headed Gull. The shape of the dark hood and the white leading edge to the primaries are both strongly reminiscent of Black-headed Gull but the hood is actually sooty-black rather than brown, the legs are ‘bubble-gum’ pink and the underwing is much whiter, especially under the Read More …

Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)

The Bonaparte’s Gull is the American equivalent of the Black-headed Gull. The shape of the dark hood and the white leading edge to the primaries are both strongly reminiscent of Black-headed Gull but the hood is actually sooty-black rather than brown, the legs are ‘bubble-gum’ pink and the underwing is much whiter, especially under the Read More …