Franklins Gull

Franklins Gull


Literature Franklins Gull
[order] Charadriiformes |

Franklins Gull determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Laridae | [latin] Larus pipixcan | [UK] Franklins Gull | [FR] Mouette de Franklin | [DE] Franklinmöwe | [ES] Gaviota de Franklin | [IT] Gabbiano di Franklin | [NL] Franklins Meeuw


Astaxanthin is responsible for the pink plumage flush
in Franklin’s and Ring-billed gulls

Author(s): Kevin J. McGraw and Lisa S. Hardy
Abstract: Carotenoid pigments produce the red, orange, and yellow plumage of many birds. Carotenoidcontaining
feathers are typically rich in color and displayed by all adult members of the species. In many gulls and
terns, however, an unusual light pink colo..[more]..
Source: J. Field Ornithol. 77(1):29-33, 2006
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All of Laridae

  1. Audouins Gull
  2. Larus audouinii
  1. Black-headed Gull
  2. Larus ridibundus
  1. Black-legged Kittiwake
  2. Rissa tridactyla
  1. Franklins Gull
  2. Larus pipixcan
  1. Great Black-Backed Gull
  2. Larus marinus
  1. Grey-headed Gull
  2. Larus cirrocephalus
  1. Herring Gull
  2. Larus argentatus
  1. Ivory Gull
  2. Pagophila eburnea
  1. Laughing Gull
  2. Larus atricilla
  1. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  2. Larus fuscus
  1. Little Gull
  2. Larus minutus
  1. Mediterranean Gull
  2. Larus melanocephalus
  1. Ring-billed Gull
  2. Larus delawarensis
  1. Rosss Gull
  2. Rhodostethia rosea
  1. Yellow-Legged Gull
  2. Larus cachinnans
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