Herring Gull

Larus argentatus
A Herring Gull specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common along the Potomac River, found year-round, breeds from May through August. Fully adult birds are pure white with the back and wings deep pearly gray, while immature birds are mostly mottled brown with various amounts of white and gray. Sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

An adult female is shown above and is on the right in the exhibit.
Date: 3/6/1893
Collected By: Edward J Brown
Locality: Analostan Island, DC
Sex: Female
Catalog ID: 220276
This is the record for an immature female (not shown) on the left in the exhibit.
Date: 1/18/1892
Collected By: Edward J Brown
Locality: District of Columbia
Sex: Female
Catalog ID: 220277