An Introduction to the Birds of Tropical America

    Shorebirds - Gulls and Terns    

Some South American gulls shown here. Terns are birds closely related to gulls, but are not omnivorous, as are gulls.

Belcher's Gull
Belcher's Gull (Larus belcheri)
Paracas, Peru

Grey Gull
Grey Gull (Leucophaeus modestus)
Nacional Reserva Paracas, Peru

Grey-headed Gull
Grey-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus)
Paracas, Peru

Kelp Gull
Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus)
Paracas, Peru

Royal Tern
Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Terns are related to gulls, but are thinner, and only eat fish, which they catch by diving into the water.

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