Grey Gull

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Grey Gull
An adult Grey Gull at La Serena, Chile
A young Grey Gull at Algarrobo, Valparaíso Region, Chile
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus: Leucophaeus
Species: L. modestus
Binomial name
Leucophaeus modestus
Tschudi, 1843

Larus modestus

The Grey Gull (Leucophaeus modestus) is a gull found along the Pacific coast of South America. Unusual among gulls, it only breeds in the extremely arid Atacama Desert in northern Chile, although it is present as a non-breeding visitor throughout most of the Chilean coast, and the coast of Peru and Ecuador. It is vagrant to Colombia, Panama, Mexico, and Louisiana.


  • Grey Gull. Accessed 2008-08-03.