We're celebrating gulls this week, so for T-Shirt Tuesday we're featuring a new t-shirt design made for people who love seagulls!Larophile is shown here on a Men's Basic American Apparel T-Shirt, which is available in over 30 different colors. The design features... Read more »
The Ivory Gull is a small species of gull that breeds in the arctic. It has a circumpolar distribution through Greenland, northernmost North America and Eurasia. In the fall it migrates only short distances south, but some birds reach more temperate areas. Occasionally a bird will travel further south than usual, as was the case in November 2009 when an Ivory Gull was seen at Cape May, New Jersey USA.
Ivory Gulls are completely white, with a thick blue bill that has a yellow tip. It is known to follow polar bears and other predators to scavenge on the remains of their prey.
The population trend for the Ivory Gull is decreasing, and the conservation status as of November 2014 is Near Threatened. Climate change, environmental toxins, and hunting are some of the threats facing this species.
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Welcome to Birdorable's first ever Gull Week! We're happy to celebrate gulls, a widespread family of social and intelligent seabirds. So far, we've got 21 species of gull in our cute cartoon style, out of the approximately 55 recognized species of gull in the world. To start things... Read more »