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Rhodostethia rosea (MacGillivray, 1824)
Ross's Gull
Family: Laridae


© Jamie Fenneman     (Photo ID #3443)



This small, beautiful gull of the high arctic is one of the most sought-after species in North America. It occurs very rarely south of its arctic haunts, and when it does it is much more frequent in eastern North America than west of the Rocky Mountains.

1.(1) immature (1st-winter); October 27 & November 9, 1966; Clover Point, Victoria
2.(1) adult; October 20, 2003; Ladner
3.(1) adult; November 10-11, 2007; Tachick Lake, Vanderhoof

Note Authors: Rick Toochin and Jamie Fenneman

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeSNAAccidentalT (Nov 2001)

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