Ross's gull Rhodostethia rosea

Identification Tips:

Adult alternate:

Adult basic:


Similar species:

In alternate plumage, the pinkish cast to the plumage and black ring around the head are diagnostic. In basic plumage, note the evenly gray wings on both the upper and under surfaces and the wedge-shaped tail. In first-winter plumage the wedge-shaped tail is diagostic as is the small bill.