Yellow bill with black and red spot near tip
White head, underparts and tail
Black wingtips with white near tip
Listen to its call.
According to experts, the most important basic keys to identifying gulls are size, shape, and color pattern. However, there are so many variations between adult and immature gulls, as well as breeding and non-breeding plumage, that I find this an almost impossible task.
|Difference in size between California Gull (left) and Ring-Billed Gull (right)|