Western Gull

About the Western Gull

Also known as: Wyman's Gull, Yellow-footed Gull,
The Western Gull is a large species of gull found along the west coast of North America. They nest on offshore islands and rocky coastal areas.

Western Gulls feed on marine prey like fish, and invertebrates like squid, crabs, and snails. They will also take eggs and chicks from other species as prey.

While Western Gulls are not considered to be threatened, they have an extremely small range, especially for a gull.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 21 February 2018
Scientific Name
Larus occidentalis
  • Charadriiformes
  • Laridae
  • Larus
  • L. occidentalis
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 14 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
22 to 27 inches
51 to 57 inches
29 to 50 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 西美鸥
Czech (Cesky) racek západní
Danish (Dansk) Amerikansk Svartbag
Dutch (Nederlands) Californische Meeuw
Finnish (Suomi) amerikanmerilokki
French (Français) Goéland d'Audubon
German (Deutsch) Westmöwe
Italian (Italiano) Gabbiano occidentale
Japanese (日本語) アメリカオオセグロカモメ [amerikaoosegurokamome]
Norwegian (Norsk) Kaliforniasvartbak
Polish (Polski) mewa zachodnia
Portuguese (Português) Gaivota-de-pés-rosados
Russian (русский язык) Западная чайка
Spanish (Español) Gaviota Occidental
Swedish (Svenska) västtrut
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