Norwegian Polar Institute  Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute

Distribution

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Known ivory gull colonies. Red shaded areas indicate assumed wintering areas. Source: Canadian Wildlife Service and Norwegian Polar Institute.

The ivory gull has a semi-circumpolar breeding distribution, with scattered colonies in the Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Svalbard and the Russian Arctic. The migration routes are virtually not known. It is assumed that ivory gulls stay within ice-covered seas and feed along the ice edge.

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