also Scissorbill, Shearwater and previously known along the Virginia coast as Storm Gull.
I'd suggest the addition of Penguin Gull.
Do you see the similarity?
My 1917 edition of the Birds of America is a joy for many reasons, but I particularly enjoy it for the local or historical names; so often these names are much more evocative of a bird's spirit or some fundamental quality that we associate them with.
One of the more widespread southern hemisphere gulls, the nominate race of the Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus dominicanus occurs along the coasts of South America, New Zealand, Australia and many islands in the Southern Ocean. The subs... Read Post
The Laughing Gull Larus (or Leucophaeus if you go by the 49th Supplement to the A.O.U. Check-list of North American Birds) atricilla, is a common, medium-sized gull of North and South America. It breeds on the Atlantic coast of Nort... Read Post