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Dolphin Gull Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Saunders Island, Falkland Islands
GPS: -51.3S, -60.2W, elev=169' MAP
Date: January 9, 2010
ID : 7C2V8304 [3888 x 2592]

Dolphin Gull Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ushuaia, Argentina
GPS: -54.8S, -68.6W, elev=21' MAP
Date: January 5, 2010
ID : 7C2V6560 [3888 x 2592]

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Dolphin Gull Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Saunders Island, Falkland Islands
GPS: -51.3S, -60.2W, elev=169' MAP
Date: January 9, 2010
ID : 7C2V8298 [3888 x 2592]

Dolphin Gull Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Saunders Island, Falkland Islands
GPS: -51.3S, -60.2W, elev=169' MAP
Date: January 9, 2010
ID : 7C2V8292 [3888 x 2592]

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Dolphin Gull Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Saunders Island, Falkland Islands
GPS: -51.3S, -60.2W, elev=169' MAP
Date: January 9, 2010
ID : 7C2V8295 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Dolphin Gull (Leucophaeus scoresbii), sometimes erroneously called the Red-billed Gull (a somewhat similar but unrelated species from New Zealand), is a gull native to southern Chile and Argentina, and the Falkland Islands. It is a coastal bird inhabiting rocky, muddy and sandy shores and is often found around seabird colonies. They have grayish feathers, and the feathers on their wings are a darker shade. They lay 2 to 3 eggs in December. Dolphin Gulls eat many things from mussels to carrion.

The scientific name commemorates the English explorer William Scoresby.

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