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Bonaparte's Gull

Capt. Clark, March 6, 1806--There are 4 species of the larus or gull on this coast and river. Ist a small species the size of Pegion; white except some black spots about the head and the little bone on the but of the wing. ... (ed. – Capt. Clark is describing 3 different types of gulls and the fulmar) The large Grey Gull is found on the Columbian waters as high as the enterance of the KoosKooske and in common with the other species on the coast; the others appear confined to the tidewater, and the 4th species (ed. - the fulmar) not so common as either of the others.

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