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Larus glaucescens

Sluka{ - Larus glaucescens

Sluka{ sa{ aku{ quhmal ama quuhmliigim angalidigaa angali{taza{. Slukas udaan ahmi}an al slum huzuu agzas. Slum aslaan qakungis alanaIak}is mal tanadgusim ahmi}an uku}aza}ulas, aadahliikakus tan}is kugan saahmIa}ikus mal liisnaza}ulas. Aqadaguun qan'gi{ masxal, aslaan qakungis liisnaqadagungis tanadgusim ahmi}a agacha tana{taaguzazas. Qaagus ala}um achidan hyusxanangis akus qazakus mal tanadgusi{ agacha ahmi}a}izas.

Slukas slum aslaan tan}im uuquchiinga}i}ulangis kugan saahmla}izas. Hagumatal agungis, ayuxtanas al saahmlangis qalgaa{ lalgazakus, saahmlal}uchxizas matazas. Saahmlangis chid}aayum angalidiganaa{taa akus qaxchikdakuchas tu{ila{taasazas. Slukam isxangis qiigas ilagaan agu}ikus, agiitingis

qayas kangan akus, agiitingis quganas kugan azas. Qankus saahmla{tazas, saahmla}iiguzaqalil agungis lalgal agungis, saahmlam hagyangis atxazalgaza{, agalikul lalganaa{s agungis chiidatul i}amanaza}ulas.

Slukas agatingis ana{ qanaa{s aa}aza}ulas, ulu{ asxuunulax hamaax atxazaakanadix atxazal qazas.

Slukam chiida{taqangis akus chyaalis hiila{tazas, quuhmliigim qaxchikdaa angali{takus. Slukas quhmadigakus uku}angis hagyaachxuzana{ liidazas.

Glaucous-wing Gull - Larus glaucescens

The gulls are white and gray birds. They are present all year round. During the summer, the gulls are not seen in great numbers near the village because they have lots to eat. They also nest on the islands. When winter comes, however, they stick around the village because they do not have much to eat. They wait for scraps of food whenever someone empties his garbage.

The gulls nest on islands without foxes during the summer. Their eggs are gathered for food at certain times of the year. They are good-sized eggs. They are olive with black spots all over them.

The gull nest is made from grass and moss. They usually have three eggs. It is best to gather the eggs after the first few days of being laid, or else they will be incubated.

The gulls are not choosy eaters. They eat meat and whatever they can find to eat. The young gull is called chyaali{. It is gray in color. The mature gull, on the other hand, is whitish and looks like it has been washed clean.

Qigu{ - Gavia immer
Common Loon
Qaqa}i{ - Gavia stellata
Red-throated Loon
Aagayuu}i{ - Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Pelagic Cormorant
Ingatu{ - Phalacrocorax urile
Red-faced Cormorant
Qukin}i{ - Olor columbianus
Whistling Swan
Qagmangi{ - Philacte canagica
Emperor Goose
Aa}i{ - Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard
Amtatu{ - Anas acuta
Pintail
Qii{chiida{ - Anas crecca
Green-winged Teal
Kuchutu{ - Aythya affinis
Lesser Scaup
Saaku{ - Somateria spectabilis
King Eider
Kasami{ - Somateria mollissima
Common Eider
Tamgaalu{ - Melanitta deglandi
White-winged Scoter
Qugaangi{ - Melanitta nigra
Black Scoter
Hanim Kamgituu - Bucephala clangula
Common Goldeneye
Midimit{i{ - Becephala albeola
Bufflehead
Aanglaa}i{ - Clangula hyemalis
Oldsquaw
Kaaxadgi{ - Histrionicus histrionicus
Harlequin Duck
A}laaya{ - Mergus serrator
Red-breasted Merganser
Ti}la{ - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald Eagle
A}diikas - Lagopus mutus
Rock Ptarmigan
Hiigi{ - Haematopus bachmani
Black Oystercatcher
Chulixta{ - Calidris ptilocnemis
Rock Sandpiper
Sluka{ - Larus glaucescens
Glaucous-wing Gull
Tiigilgaada{ - Rissa tridactyla
Black-legged Kittiwake
Ulungt{a{ - Uria aalge
Common Murre
Siihmlu{ - Cepphus columba
Pigeon Guillemot
Qizangi{ - Synthliboramphus antiguus
Ancient Murrelet
Qagida{ - Fratercula corniculata
Horned Puffin
Uxchu{ - Lunta cirrhata
Tufted Puffin
Tutuutu{ - Nyctea scandiaca
Snowy Owl
Qanglaa}i{ - Corvus corax
Common Raven
Maadugaa{ - Plectrophenax nivalis
Snow Bunting
Chaanu{ - Leucosticte tephrocotis
Gray-crowned Rosy Finch
Chiixuyaaka{ - Melospiza melodia
Song Sparrow
Chilu{ - Calcarius lapponicus
Alaska Longspur
Qatxaya{ - Troglodytes troglodytes
Winter Wren

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