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Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan), Tempe Town Lake , Maricopa County

This Franklin's Gull was found and photographed by Peri Michels on 01 January 2001

Though regular as a migrant this may represent a first January report for the state.

Note bold black and white wingtip pattern, and black hood with white eye arcs. This bird is in alternate aspect, which is unusal for the date, but there are other January occurences in the United States of birds in alternate.


01 January 2001, photo by Peri Michels

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Submitted on 04 January 2014

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