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Mediterranean Gull
Ichthyaetus melanocephalus (Temminck, 1820)
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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
  Ichthyaetus

Scientific:
  Ichthyaetus melanocephalus

Citation:
  (Temminck, 1820)

Reference:
  Man.Orn.[Temminck].ed.2 2 p.777

Protonym:
  Larus melanocephalus

Avibase ID:
  052BFA8A77EED5AF

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 824070

Geographic range:

  • Ichthyaetus melanocephalus: North Sea to Mediterranean and Black Sea; winters to n Africa
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Mediterranean Gull
Czech:
  racek černohlavý
German:
  Schwarzkopfmöwe
Danish:
  Sorthovedet Måge
Spanish:
  Gaviota Cabecinegra
Finnish:
  mustanmerenlokki
French:
  Mouette mélanocéphale
Icelandic:
  Lónamáfur
Italian:
  Gabbiano corallino
Japanese:
  nishizugurokamome
Japanese:
  ニシズグロカモメ
Dutch:
  Zwartkopmeeuw
Norwegian:
  Svartehavsmåke
Polish:
  mewa czarnogłowa
Portuguese:
  Gaivota-de-cabeça-preta
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Mediterranean Gull
Russian:
  Черноголовая чайка
Slovak:
  čajka čiernohlavá
Swedish:
  svarthuvad mås
Chinese:
  地中海鸥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Mouette mélanocéphale ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Mouette mélanocéphale ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Larus melanocephalus melanocephalus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Larus melanocephalus melanocephalus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Mediterranean Gull ( Larus melanocephalus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Larus melanocephalus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Ichthyaetus melanocephalus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Ichthyaetus [melanocephalus or relictus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Arabic: نورس البحر الأبيض, نورس البحر المتوسط, نورس البحر  المتوسط
Asturian: Gavilueta Tiesta Prieta, Gaviota Tiestaprieta
Azerbaijani: Aralıq dənizi qağayısı
Belarusian: Чорнагаловая чайка
Bulgarian: Малка черноглава чайка
Breton: Ar gouelanig penn du
Catalan: Gavina capnegra, Gavina capnegra mediterrània
Catalan (Balears): Gavina capnegra
Czech: Racek cernohlavý, Racek černohlavý, racek èernohlavý
Welsh: Gwylan Mor y Canoldir, Gwylan Môr y Canoldir
Danish: Sorthovedet måge
German: Schwarzkopfmöve, Schwarzkopfmowe, Schwarzkopfmöwe
Greek: Μαυροκέφαλος Γλάρος
Greek (Cypriot): Μαυροκέφαλος Γλάρος
English: Mediterranean Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull
Esperanto: nigrakapa mevo
Spanish: Gaviota Cabecinegra, Gaviota Mediterránea
Spanish (Spain): Gaviota Cabecinegra
Estonian: Karbuskajakas, karbuskajakas (mustpea-kajakas?), Karbuskajakas e. mustpea-kajakas, mustapea-kajakas
Basque: Antxeta burubeltza, Gavina capnegra
Persian: کاکایی مدیترانه‌ای
Finnish: Mustanmerenlokki
Faroese: Høvuðsvartur mási
French: Mouette mélanocéphale
Irish: Sléibhín Meánmhuirí
Galician: Gaivota cabecinegra, Gavina capnegra
Hebrew: שחף שחור ראש, שחף שחור־ראש, שחף שחור-ראש
Croatian: Crnoglavi Galeb
Hungarian: Szerecsensirály
Armenian: [Sevaglukh Voror ], Սևագլուխ Որոր
Icelandic: Lónamáfur
Italian: Gabbiano corallino
Japanese: nishizugurokamome
Japanese: ニシズグロカモメ
Georgian: შავთავა თოლია
Kazakh: Қарабас шағала
Korean: 고대갈매기(적호갈매기)
Latin: Ichthyaetus melanocephalus, Larus melanocephalus, Larus melanocephalus melanocephalus
Luxembourgish: Schwaarzkappméiw
Lithuanian: Juodagalvis kiras
Latvian: Melngalvas kaija
Macedonian: Црноглав (Медитерански) галеб
Maltese: Gawwija Rasha Sewda
Dutch: Zwartkopmeeuw
Norwegian: Svartehavsmåke
Polish: mewa czarnoglowa, mewa czarnogłowa, Mewa orlica
Portuguese: gaivota do mediterrâneo, Gaivota-de-cabeça-preta, Gaivota-do-mediterrâneo
Portuguese (Portugal): Gaivota-de-cabeça-preta
Romansh: Muetta dal chau nair
Romanian: Pescăruş cu cap negru
Russian: Chernogolovaya Chayka, или Черноголовая, Средиземноморская, чайка, Чайка черноголовая, Черноголовая чайка
Slovak: Čajka čiernohlavá
Slovenian: crnoglavi galeb, črnoglavi galeb
Albanian: Pulëbardha kokëzezë
Serbian: crnoglavi galeb, Црноглави галеб
Swedish: Svarthuvad mås
Turkish: Akdeniz Martısı, Akdeniz martysy
Ukrainian: Мартин середземноморський , Середземноморський мартин
Chinese: 地中海鸥, 遺鷗, 黑头鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 黑頭鷗

 

         

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