from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the bill ringed with color: as, the ring-billed gull (which see, under gull).


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  • When the fog lifted a tiny bit, I was able to distinguish the mix of species in the roost -- mainly herring gulls and ring-billed gulls but also a few Bonaparte's and laughing gulls, all ruled over by a few great black backs, the burgomeister gull.

    foggy fishing

  • Seriously, they looked like they were specially imported for a ring-billed gull photo shoot.

    foggy fishing

  • A ring-billed gull was flying into the wind and catching rides repeatedly.


  • Most of the ring-billed gulls were in various stages of molt or of immature plumages but a trio of them who landed basically at my feet had the most perfect pristine plumage say that three times fast I have ever seen.

    foggy fishing

  • Herring gulls, ring-billed gulls, and great black backs were hitching rides on ice floes.

    Snowy Owl

  • The birding PTBs still don't seem to want ring-billed gulls, though . . .

    Minor bird-storm

  • For some reason, obscure to me but perhaps clear to the birding PTBs, the Great Backyard Bird Count does not want to accept my "ring-billed gulls" and enter them into our local statistics.

    The mysteries of life

  • The Great Backyard Bird Count has logged my ring-billed gulls.

    The mysteries of life

  • I am perplexed as to why "ring-billed gull" would make the website ask me to verify my sighting for yesterday's report.

    Still windy

  • Three gull species roost on the beach all together: great black back, herring gull, ring-billed gull.

    Archive 2008-07-01


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