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Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni)
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Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni)

General Description: Heermann's Gulls (Larus heermanni) sometimes visit the Las Vegas area during winter. In winter plumage, Heermann's are medium-sized gulls that are very dark overall with a red bill. In the breeding season, adults get a white head and neck.

Gulls take 2-4 years to mature. The plumage during the juvenile and subadult years differs from the adult breeding plumage, and the plumage also differs between summer and winter. Thus, there can be 7 or so different plumages for each species of gull, making identification difficult. Heermann's Gulls take four years to mature.

Taxonomy: Charadriiformes, Laridae, Larinae.

Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni)

Favored Habitat: Heermann's Gulls are a Pacific Coast species that sometimes visit larger lakes in the Las Vegas area during winter.

Where to Find: Heermann's Gulls are uncommon in the Las Vegas area. Check for them while birding at Lake Mead and the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve.

Comments: Heermann's Gulls are uncommon around Las Vegas.

Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni) If you were a tasty bit of flotsam or perhaps a dead crab, this might be the last face you ever see!
Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni) Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni)
Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni) Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni)
Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni) Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni)
Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni) Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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