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American Herring Gull
Larus smithsonianus Coues, 1862
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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
  Larus

Scientific:
  Larus smithsonianus

Citation:
  Coues, 1862

Reference:
  Proc.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia 14 p.296

Protonym:
  Larus Smithsonianus

Avibase ID:
  60F32AF8F5E3E40B

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/60F32AF8

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 824077

Geographic range:

  • Larus smithsonianus: N North America (Alaska to Atlantic coast); winters to C America
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  American Herring Gull
German:
  Kanadamöwe
Danish:
  Amerikansk Sølvmåge
Spanish:
  Gaviota Argéntea Americana
Finnish:
  amerikanharmaalokki
French:
  Goéland hudsonien
Icelandic:
  Strandmáfur
Italian:
  Gabbiano reale americano
Japanese:
  se-guro kamome
Japanese:
  アメリカセグロカモメ
Dutch:
  Amerikaanse Zilvermeeuw
Norwegian:
  Amerikagråmåke
Polish:
  mewa popielata
Portuguese:
  Gaivota-prateada-americana
Russian:
  Американская серебристая чайка
Slovak:
  čajka západná
Swedish:
  kanadatrut
Chinese:
  美國銀鷗


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Goéland hudsonien ( Larus smithsonianus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Clements, version 2015:
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 4]
Clements, version 2016:
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 4]
Clements, version 2017:
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 4]
Clements, version 2018:
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 4]
eBird version 1.50:
   Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus)
eBird version 1.52:
   Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus)
eBird version 1.53:
   Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus)
eBird version 1.54:
   Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus)
eBird version 1.55:
   Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus)
eBird version 2015:
   Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus)
eBird version 2016:
   Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus)
eBird version 2017:
   Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus)
eBird version 2018:
   Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
    Larus smithsonianus smithsonianus [version 6]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
    Larus smithsonianus smithsonianus [version 6]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
    Larus smithsonianus smithsonianus [version 6]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
    Larus smithsonianus smithsonianus [version 6]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
    Larus smithsonianus smithsonianus [version 6]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 3]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Larus smithsonianus [version 4]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Larus [argentatus or smithsonianus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Gavià argentat americà
Danish: Amerikansk Sølvmåge
German: Amerikanische Silbermöwe, Kanadamöwe
English: American Herring Gull, Herring Gull (American)
Spanish: Gallego, Gaviota Argéntea Americana, Gaviota del Norte, gaviota plateada, Gaviota Plateada (smithsonianus)
Spanish (Cuba): Gallego
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Gaviota del Norte
Spanish (Spain): Gaviota Argéntea Americana
Spanish (Mexico): gaviota plateada, Gaviota Plateada (smithsonianus)
Estonian: ameerika hõbekajakas
Basque: Gavià argentat americà
Finnish: amerikanharmaalokki
French: Goéland argenté (Amérique), Goéland argenté (smithsonianus), Goéland argenté américain, Goéland d'Amérique, Goéland hudsonien
Galician: Gavià argentat americà
Hungarian: amerikai ezüstsirály
Icelandic: Silfurmáfur (smithsonianus), Strandmáfur
Italian: Gabbiano americano, Gabbiano reale americano
Japanese: se-guro kamome, segurokamome (smithsonianus)
Japanese: アメリカセグロカモメ, セグロカモメ, セグロカモメ (smithsonianus)
Japanese (Kanji): 背黒鴎
Korean: 옅은재갈매기
Korean (Transliteration): yeoteun-jae-galmaegi
Latin: Larus argentatus, Larus argentatus smithsonianus, Larus mongolicus, Larus smithsonianus, Larus smithsonianus smithsonianus, Larus vegae
Mongolian: Мөнгөлөг цахлай
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠮᠦᠩᠭᠦᠯᠢᠭ ᠴᠠᠬᠣᠯᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠮᠦᠩᠭᠦᠨ ᠴᠠᠬᠣᠯᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Мөнгөн цахлай
Mongolian (Transliteration): möŋg lög tsakhlai, möŋgöŋ tsakhlai
Dutch: Amerikaanse Zilvermeeuw, Zilvermeeuw (Amerikaans)
Norwegian: Amerikagråmåke, gråmåke (smithsonianus) (amerikagråmåke)
Polish: mewa popielata
Pinyin: dà hǎi-ōu, dà kāng-mǎn, dà shuǐ gēzi, diāo yú láng, diāo zuǐ láng, hēi-jǐ ōu, hóng-jiǎo fēi ōu, yín-ōu, yú-yīngzi, zhī-nǚ ōu
Portuguese: Gaivota-prateada-americana
Portuguese (Portugal): Gaivota-prateada-americana
Russian: Американская серебристая чайка
Slovak: čajka západná
Swedish: kanadatrut
Thai: นกนางนวลเฮอริง, นกนางนวลแฮร์ริ่ง, นกนางนวลพันธุ์มองโกเลีย
Thai (Transliteration): nók naaŋ-nuan haee-rîŋ, nók naaŋ-nuan heuu-riŋ, nók naaŋ-nuan pʰan moaaŋ-koo-lia
Turkish: Kuzey Gümüş Martısı (smithsonianus)
Vietnamese: Chim Mòng bể Vega
Chinese: 叼嘴郎, 叼鱼郎, 大康满, 大水鸽子, 大海鸥, 红脚鲱鸥, 织女鸥, 美國銀鷗, 美洲银鸥, 银鸥, 鱼鹰子, 黑脊鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 叼嘴郎, 叼魚郎, 大康滿, 大水鴿子, 大海鷗, 紅腳鯡鷗, 織女鷗, 美洲銀鷗, 銀鷗, 魚鷹子, 黑脊鷗
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 銀鷗
Chinese (Taiwan): 银鸥, 黑脊鸥

 

         

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