Ring-billed Gull

(Larus delawarensis)

Conservation Status
Ring-billed Gull
Photo by Ramona Abrego
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

18 to 20 in length

48 wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
 

 

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Breeding: Sparsely vegetated islands, beaches, breakwaters

Migration: Lakes, rivers, landfills, golf courses, parks, fields

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

Early March to late May and mid-August to late December

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Abundant migrant, common breeder in Duluth

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Charadriiformes (shorebirds and allies)  
 

Family

Laridae (gulls, terns, and skimmers)  
 

Subfamily

Larinae (gulls)  
 

Genus

Larus (large white-headed gulls)  
       
 

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Ramona Abrego
       
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Lynn Rubey
       

A Ring-billed gull in flight as it executes a turn in the air.

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A Ring-billed gull capturing a fish from the water.

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A Ring-billed Gull floating in the water by the docks eating a fish. This Ring-billed gull was by the docks in The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.

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Meagan Gardner
       

Was brought into the police department where I work, and was taken by a very kind citizen to keep for the night and will be brought to the wildlife rehab center in the morning. He had an injured wing, either hit by a car, or a bbgun we guess. He was found on the road by a citizen.

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Margot Avey
       
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Bill Reynolds
       

Here is an image of two Ring-billed gulls sitting atop lamp post in Canal Park, Duluth MN

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Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren
 
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Other Videos
 
  Ring-billed Gull Calling
EdgarAllenHoopoe
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on Nov 8, 2010

Ring-billed Gull perched and calling along the Churchill River

Churchill, MB
June 2009

   
       
  Ring billed gull
ronanmclaughlin1
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Mar 4, 2011

Sub adult Ring billed gull at Cuskinny Marsh today, a new bird this winter. At least 4 Ring billed gulls on site today.

   
       
  Ring-billed Gull Seagull Up Close and Personal
David Lin
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Nov 25, 2011

Ring-billed Gull Seagull Up Close and Personal

Dawes Park Pier, Lake Michigan, Evanston, IL

November 2011

   
       
  Ring Billed Gull
Huddsbirder Huddersfield
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Dec 12, 2010

The first HD movie using the Luxmedia 12-HD camera and as you can see the jumping/skipping has been solved this is down to me using a class 10 memory crad, so if you intend on buying this camera use nothing less than a class 10 card. The rest of the camera has a great 3" inch screen to look at this is brilliant, works well with the zoom eyepiece I am using. Bad points the menu buttons are small, this won't be a problem in summer but winter with gloves on its IMPOSSIBLE, battery life is at the moment to me terrible, I need to work on this watch this space

   
       
  Ringbilled Gull Relaxing On Grass
79mattdavis
 
   
 
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Uploaded on May 15, 2011

This lovely ringbilled gull decided to relax on a grassy field.

   
       

 

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Ramona Abrego

Location: Lake County On the shores of Lake Superior

Ring-billed Gull


Lynn Rubey
9/3/2019

Location: Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

A Ring-billed Gull floating in the water by the docks eating a fish.

This Ring-billed gull was by the docks in The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.

Ring-billed Gull


Meagan Gardner
8/10/2019

Location: Brooklyn Park MN

Was brought into the police department where I work, and was taken by a very kind citizen to keep for the night and will be brought to the wildlife rehab center in the morning. He had an injured wing, either hit by a car, or a bbgun we guess. He was found on the road by a citizen.

Ring-billed Gull


Margot Avey
9/4/2017

Location: Duluth, Minnesota

Ring-billed Gull


Bill Reynolds
4/24/2006

Location: Canal Park, Duluth MN

Here is an image of two Ring-billed gulls sitting atop lamp post in Canal Park, Duluth MN

Ring-billed Gull


     
     
 
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