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Mew Gull
Larus [canus or brachyrhynchus] (= Larus canus) Linnaeus, 1758
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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
  Larus

Scientific:
  Larus canus

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.136

Protonym:
  Larus canus

Avibase ID:
  0C290EA653CA6A56

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176832

Geographic range:

  • Larus canus canus: Iceland and British Isles to White Sea; winters to N Africa
  • Larus canus heinei: W Russia to Siberia; winters to Black Sea and Caspian Sea
  • Larus canus kamtschatschensis: NE Siberia; winters SE Asia
  • Larus brachyrhynchus: Alaska to Br. Columbia and Saskatchewan; winters to California
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Mew or Short-billed Gull
Czech:
  racek bouřní
German:
  Sturmmöwe
Danish:
  Stormmåge
Spanish:
  Gaviota Cana
Finnish:
  kalalokki
French:
  Goéland cendré
Icelandic:
  Stormmáfur
Italian:
  Gavina
Japanese:
  kamome
Japanese:
  カモメ
Dutch:
  Stormmeeuw
Norwegian:
  Fiskemåke
Polish:
  mewa pospolita
Portuguese:
  Gaivota-parda
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Mew Gull
Russian:
  Сизая чайка
Slovak:
  čajka sivá
Swedish:
  fiskmås
Chinese:
  海鸥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Common Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Common Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Common Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Common Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Short-billed Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Short-billed Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Short-billed Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Short-billed Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Short-billed Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Short-billed Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Short-billed Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Short-billed Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Short-billed Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Short-billed Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Short-billed Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Short-billed Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Short-billed Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Short-billed Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Mew or Short-billed Gull ( Larus [canus or brachyrhynchus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Mew or Short-billed Gull ( Larus [canus or brachyrhynchus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Mew or Short-billed Gull ( Larus [canus or brachyrhynchus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Mew or Short-billed Gull ( Larus [canus or brachyrhynchus])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Common Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Goéland cendré ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Goéland cendré ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.04:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.01:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.02:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.03:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.04:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.01:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.02:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.03:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Larus canus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Larus canus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Larus canus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Mew Gull ( Larus canus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Larus canus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Larus canus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Related taxa

Other synonyms

Arabic: النورس الشائع, النورس الشائع جنة, النورس العادي
Asturian: Gaviota del Nordés
Azerbaijani: Boz qağayı
Belarusian: Шызая чайка
Bulgarian: Чайка буревестница
Breton: Ar gouelan louet, Gouelan louet
Catalan: Gavina cendrosa, Gavinot hiperbori
Catalan (Balears): Gavina cendrosa
Valencian: Gavinot hiperbori
Czech: racek bouøní, Racek bourní, Racek bouřní
Welsh: Gwylan y Gweunydd
Danish: Stormmåge
German: Sturmmöve, Sturmmowe, Sturmmöwe
Greek: Θυελλόγλαρος
Greek (Cypriot): Θυελλόγλαρος
English: Common Gull, Common Kamchatka Gull, Kamchatka Gull, Mew Gull, Mew or Short-billed Gull, Short-billed Gull
Esperanto: griza mevo
Spanish: Gaviota Blanca, Gaviota Cana, Gaviota Piquiamarilla
Spanish (Mexico): Gaviota Blanca, gaviota cana, Gaviota Piquiamarilla
Estonian: Kalakajakas
Basque: Gavina cendrosa, Kaio mokohori, Kaio mokohoria
Finnish: Kalalokki
Faroese: Gneggjus, Skatumási
French: Goéland à bec court, Goéland cendré, Goéland cendré ou G. à bec court, Goéland cenfré
Frisian: Ûnwaarsfûgel
Irish: Faoileán Bán
Gaelic: Faoileag, Faoileann
Galician: Gaivota cana, Gavina cendrosa
Manx: Foillan bane, Foillan Vane
Hebrew: שחף אפרורי
Croatian: Burni Galeb, Burni galeb)/p>, Olujni galeb
Hungarian: Viharsirály
Armenian: [Tkhakapuyt Voror ], Թխակապույտ Որոր
Icelandic: Stormmáfur
Italian: Gavina
Japanese: kamome
Japanese: カモメ
Japanese (Kanji):
Georgian: ვეჟანი თოლია
Khakas: Ах хайлах
Kazakh: Кєк шағала
Kazakh (Transliteration): kök şağala
Korean: 갈매기
Korean (Transliteration): galmaegi
Cornish: Gwylan gemyn
Latin: Larus [canus or brachyrhynchus], Larus canus, Larus canus canus
Luxembourgish: Stuermméiw
Lithuanian: Aliaskinis kiras, Paprastasis kiras
Latvian: Kajaks, Vētras kaija
Macedonian: Сив (Обичен) галеб, Сив галеб
Mongolian: Үүлэн цахлай
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠡᠭᠦᠯᠡᠨ ᠴᠠᠬᠣᠯᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠴᠠᠬᠣᠯᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Цахлай
Mongolian (Transliteration): tsakhlai, üüleŋ tsakhlai
Malay: Burung Camar Balai
Maltese: Gawwija Sekonda
Dutch: Europese Stormmeeuw, Stormmeeuw
Norwegian: Fiskemåke
Polish: Mewa delawarska, mewa pospolita, mewa siwa
Pinyin: bái-tóu ōu, hǎi ōu
Portuguese: Alcatraz-pardo, Famego, gaivota parda, Gaivota-parda
Romansh: muetta da tschendra
Romanian: Pescăruş
Russian: Sizaya Chayka, Сизая чайка, Чайка сизая
Sardinian: Cau marinu, Gavina, Laru
Scots: Faoileag
Northern Sami: Báiski
Slovak: Čajka sivá
Slovenian: sivi galeb
Albanian: Pulëbardha e përhimë, Pulëbardha ngjyrë hiri
Serbian: sivi galeb, Сиви галеб
Swedish: Fiskmås
Thai: นกนางนวลปากเหลือง
Thai (Transliteration): nók naaŋ-nuan pàak-lĕuaŋ
Turkish: Dalgıç, Küçük gümüş martı, küçük gümüş marty, Көк шағала
Tuvinian: Көгүлдүр ак-кускун
Ukrainian: Мартин сивий , Сивий мартин, Сизий мартин
Vietnamese: Chim Mòng bể đầu trắng, Chim mòng bể Viễn Đông, Mòng bể đầu trắng
Chinese: [bai-tou ou], [hai ou], 海 鸥, 海鷗, 海鸥, 白头鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 海鷗, 白頭鷗
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 海鷗
Chinese (Taiwan): [hai ou], 海鷗, 海鸥

 

         

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