nounchiefly North American
A migratory gull with greenish-gray legs, found locally in northern and eastern Eurasia and northwestern North America.
- Larus canus, family Laridae.
- Dainty mew gulls and the even smaller Bonaparte's were the most numerous gulls in this mixed bag.
- The most common are the glaucous-winged gulls, mew gulls, black-legged kittiwakes, and Bonaparte's gulls.
- Herring gulls can be separated from mew gulls by their larger size, pink legs, and larger bill with a subterminal red spot.
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