Common Name: Ring-bill Gull
Scientific Name: Larus delawarensis
Order/Family: Charadriiformes/Laridae (Seabirds)
Description: The head, neck and underparts are white; the relatively short bill is yellow with a dark ring; the back and wings are silver gray; and the legs are yellow. The eyes are yellow with red rims. This gull takes three years to reach its breeding plumage; its appearance changes with each fall moult. The average lifespan of an individual that reaches adulthood is 10.9 years.
Distribution: They are migratory and most move south to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America, and the Great Lakes.
Habitat: The ring-billed gulls’ breeding habitat is near lakes, rivers, or the coast in Canada and the northern United States.