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Swallow-tailed Gull

Creagrus furcatus (Néboux, 1846)

The Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus) is an equatorial seabird in the gull family Laridae. It is the only species in the genus Creagrus, which derives from the Latin Creagra and the Greek kreourgos which means butcher, also from kreas, meat; according to Jobling it would mean "hook for meat" referring to the hooked bill of this species. It was first described by French naturalist and surgeon Adolphe-Simon Neboux in 1846. Its scientific name is originally derived from the Greek word for gull, "Glaros" and via Latin Larus, "gull" and furca "two-tined fork". It spends most of its life flying and hunting over the open ocean. The main breeding location is on the rocky shores and cliffs of Hood, Tower and Wolf Island, with lower numbers on most of the other islands. It is more common on the eastern islands where the water is warmer. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
  Creagrus

Scientific:
  Creagrus furcatus

Citation:
  (Néboux, 1846)

Reference:
  Voy.VenusZool. Atlas pl.10

Protonym:
  Larus furcatus

Avibase ID:
  07357A2592045462

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/07357A25

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176946

Geographic range:

  • Creagrus furcatus: Galapagos Islands; winters coastal Colombia to Chile
English:
Swallow-tailed Gull
Czech:
racek galapážský
German:
Gabelschwanzmöwe
Danish:
Svalehalemåge
Spanish:
Gaviota Tijereta
Finnish:
yölokki
French:
Mouette à queue fourchue
Icelandic:
Svölumáfur
Italian:
Gabbiano coda di rondine
Japanese:
akamekamome
Japanese:
アカメカモメ
Dutch:
Zwaluwstaartmeeuw
Norwegian:
Svalestjertmåke
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Svalestjertmåse
Polish:
mewa widlosterna
Portuguese:
Gaivota-rabo-de-andorinha
Russian:
Галапагосская чайка
Slovak:
čajka lastovičia
Swedish:
svalstjärtad mås
Ukrainian:
Мартин галапагоський
Chinese:
燕尾鸥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Mouette à queue fourchue ( Creagrus furcatus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Mouette à queue fourchue ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 1st edition:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 3rd edition:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 4th edition:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 6th edition:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements, version 2015:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements, version 2016:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements, version 2017:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Clements, version 2018:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
eBird version 1.50:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
eBird version 1.52:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
eBird version 1.53:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
eBird version 1.54:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
eBird version 1.55:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
eBird version 2015:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
eBird version 2016:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
eBird version 2017:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
eBird version 2018:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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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:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
James Lee Peters:
Creagrus furcatus
James Lee Peters (original):
Creagrus furcatus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Creagrus furcatus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Swallow-tailed Gull ( Creagrus furcatus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Creagrus furcatus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Creagrus furcatus

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Species status: full species

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Catalan: Gavineta cuaforcada
Czech: Racek galapážský
Danish: Svalehalemåge
German: Gabelschwanzmöwe, Schwalbenschwanzmöwe
English: Swallow tailed Gull, Swallow-tailed Gull
English (IOC): Swallow-tailed Gull
Spanish: Gaviota de las Galapagos, Gaviota de las Galápagos, Gaviota Rabihorcada, Gaviota Tijereta
Spanish (Chile): Gaviota de las Galapagos, Gaviota de las Galápagos
Spanish (Colombia): Gaviota Rabihorcada
Spanish (Costa Rica): Gaviota Tijereta
Spanish (Ecuador): Gaviota Tijereta
Spanish (Spain): Gaviota Tijereta
Spanish (HBW): Swallow-tailed Gull
Spanish (Panama): Gaviota Rabihorcada
Spanish (Peru): Gaviota Tijereta
Estonian: öökajakas
Finnish: Yölokki
French: Goéland à queue fourchue, Mouette à queue fourchue
Croatian: Rašljorepi galeb
Hungarian: fecskefarkú sirály
Icelandic: Svölumáfur
Italian: Gabbiano coda di rondine, Gabbiano codadirondine
Japanese: akamekamome
Japanese: アカメカモメ
Scientific: Creagrus furcatus, Larus furcatus
Lithuanian: Galapaginis kiras
Dutch: Zwaluwstaartmeeuw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Svalestjertmåse
Norwegian: Svalestjertmåke
Polish: mewa widlosterna, mewa widłosterna
Portuguese: Gaivota-rabo-de-andorinha
Russian: Галапагосская чайка
Slovak: čajka lastovičia, Čajka lastovičkovitá
Serbian: Rašljorepi galeb
Swedish: Svalstjärtad mås
Ukrainian: Мартин галапагоський
Chinese: 燕尾鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 燕尾鷗

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