Gray Gull (species: Leucophaeus modestus) in Birds of Argentina (Gaia Guide)
Leucophaeus modestus
Gray Gull

©Dick Daniels: La Laguna, Chile

©lalo_pangue: Breeding plumage?

©Hector Bottai: Young gull
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Charadriiformes
Family Laridae
Genus Leucophaeus
Species Leucophaeus modestus



Distinguishing features

The body and wings are grey with the dorsal surface rather darker than the ventral region. The flight feathers are black and the inner primaries and the secondaries have white tips, visible in flight. The tail has a band of black with a white trailing edge. The legs and beak are black and the iris is brown. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 48 cm and averaging 45 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



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