Tuesday

Oology Cards set #3

This set is gulls. Gulls and Jaegers are in the same order which also includes Terns, Snipes, Puffins, and other shore birds. The Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) is a small bird that breeds in the high arctic in places like Greenland. They eat small crustaceans, fish, and will scavenge carcases from kills made by polar bears and other large predators. They lay clutches of 3 olive-colored eggs on high cliffs. The Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus) is a large gull native to the coast of Australia. They often nest on the islands between Australia and Tasmania. They are commonly observed to take molluscs or sea urchins high in the air and dropping them onto rocks to break open the shells. The last Gull of the day is the Dolphin Gull (Leucophaeus scoresbii) is native to the Tierra del Fuego region of Chile, Argentina, and the Faulkland Islands. It is often seen scavenging the less appetizing parts of carcases such as placenta and feces.

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