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Short-billed Gull

Larus brachyrhynchus Richardson, 1831

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Mew Gull - Larus canus Frank Lambert 2015-06-11 Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska, Anchorage (United States) (0 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

356206
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus brachyrhynchus Niels Krabbe 2018-08-13 British Columbia: Shoal Bay, E Thurlow Island, Comox-Strathcona (Canada) (10 m) calls -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

433216
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus Davyd Betchkal 2012-05-29 Upper Yentna Glacier, Alaska, Denali (United States) (1575 m) call -

Habitat was the bare ice and rock of the Yentna Glacier. Possibly a migrant.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

147741
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus Paul Marvin 2017-01-27 Ferndale Bottoms, Ferndale, Humboldt County, California, Humboldt (United States) (10 m) call, flight call -

adult standing in a mix-species gull flock, last three calls in flight

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

384977
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus Garrett MacDonald 2015-05-20 Beluga--North Bog, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, Kenai Peninsula (United States) (40 m) alarm call, call, flight call -

Natural vocalizations from a group mobbing event. Mew Gull, Bonaparte's Gull, and briefly Arctic Tern mobbing a Bald Eagle flying over a black spruce bog, home to lots of nesting gulls, terns, and shorebirds. Recording not modified.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

283624
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus Davyd Betchkal 2015-04-27 Tanada Lake, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska, Valdez-Cordova (United States) (902 m) call -

Site was located in an open White Spruce stand near a tussock wetland area. Snow and ice likely persisted at the site through mid-April.

Bandpass 200 - 10000 Hz, amplified +21 dBu for clarity.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

269466
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus brachyrhynchus Andrew Spencer 2014-06-02 Peat Ponds Wildlife Area, Fairbanks-North Star Borough, Alaska, Fairbanks North Star (United States) (180 m) call -

calls from an adult bird swooping low over my head; presumably I was near a chick though I didn't see it. While not mobbing me the bird spent most of its time perched on the top of a tall black spruce at the edge of ponds at a reclaimed peat mine.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

189388
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus brachyrhynchus Andrew Spencer 2014-06-02 Wye Lake, Watson Lake, Yukon, Yukon (Canada) (700 m) call -

natural vocalizations; various calls from a group of thirty or so gulls perched on some buildings near the lake.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

189385
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus brachyrhynchus Andrew Spencer 2014-06-02 Peat Ponds Wildlife Area, Fairbanks-North Star Borough, Alaska, Fairbanks North Star (United States) (180 m) begging call -

calls from an unseen chick at the edge of a pond on a reclaimed peat mine.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

189389
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus brachyrhynchus Ian Cruickshank 05-07-2010 Haines Road, British Columbia, Stikine (Canada) (1300 m) Call (B) - Agitation calls, given on tundra breeding grounds. 66172
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus Frank Lambert 2015-06-11 Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska, Anchorage (United States) (0 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

356209
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus Frank Lambert 2015-06-11 Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska, Anchorage (United States) (0 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

356210
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus Frank Lambert 2015-06-06 Lowell Point, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, Kenai Peninsula (United States) (10 m) call -

I didn't see for sure which bird was calling. There were Glaucous-winged and Mew Gulls together, but this sounds more like Mew Gull, with a higher-pitched call

playback-used:no

410891
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus Davyd Betchkal 2013-07-28 Fang Mountain, Denali (United States) (1534 m) call -

Habitat was a sparsely vegetated rock glacier on the western slope of Fang Mountain. Area was primarily coarse talus with persistent snowfields. Flowing past the area are two powerful, highly-aerated alpine cascades which drain the higher reaches of the mountain.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

147742
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus Frank Lambert 2015-05-28 Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska, Anchorage (United States) (0 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

353486
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus Davyd Betchkal 2015-05-04 Tanada Lake, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska, Valdez-Cordova (United States) (902 m) call -

Site was located in an open White Spruce stand near a tussock wetland area. Snow and ice likely persisted at the site through mid-April.

Bandpass 300 - 10000 Hz, amplified +21 dBu for clarity.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

269467
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus Peter Boesman 2016-06-07 Denali NP entrance road, Denali, Alaska, Denali (United States) (600 m) call - [sono] 323011
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus brachyrhynchus Ian Cruickshank 2011-04-08 Witty's Lagoon, Metchosin, British Columbia, Capital (Canada) (10 m) call -

Calls (including long calls) from a flock of adults roosting on a beach.

156743
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus brachyrhynchus Ian Cruickshank 2013-02-21 Sewage Lagoons, Duncan, Vancouver Island, BC, Cowichan Valley (Canada) (50 m) calls -

Glaucous-winged Gull sounds as well. Recorded on a Marantz PMD661 recorder using a Sennheiser ME66 microphone.

playback-used:no

159956
xeno-canto.org
Mew Gull (American) - Larus canus brachyrhynchus Nick Mrvelj 2019-10-30 Harbor View Park, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, Multnomah (United States)   -   186392281
macaulaylibrary.org
Mew Gull (American) - Larus canus brachyrhynchus William W. H. Gunn 1979-06-19 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, Northwest Territories (Canada)   -   59266
macaulaylibrary.org
Mew Gull (American) - Larus canus brachyrhynchus William W. H. Gunn 1974-06-17 Chick Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada, Northwest Territories (Canada)   -   59265
macaulaylibrary.org
Mew Gull - Larus canus Brian Henderson 2012-07-08 Spenard Crossing, Anchorage, Alaska, United States, Anchorage (United States)   - Agitated calls made as it divebombed a Herring Gull. 111681931
macaulaylibrary.org
Mew Gull (American) - Larus canus brachyrhynchus Josh Fecteau 2016-01-18 Owls Head Harbor, Knox, Maine, United States, Knox (United States)   - example of call notes given in flight 23375771
macaulaylibrary.org
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