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American Herring Gull

Larus smithsonianus Coues, 1862

The American Herring Gull or Smithsonian Gull (Larus smithsonianus) or (Larus argentatus smithsonianus) is a large gull which breeds in North America, where it is treated by the American Ornithologists' Union as a subspecies of Herring Gull (L. argentatus). Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
  Larus

Scientific:
  Larus smithsonianus

Citation:
  Coues, 1862

Reference:
  Proc.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia 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
English:
American Herring Gull
Catalan:
Gavià argentat europeu (smithsonianus)
Czech:
racek stříbřitý (ssp. smithsonianus)
Danish:
Amerikansk Sølvmåge
German:
Silbermöwe (Kanadamöwe)
Spanish:
Gaviota Argéntea (americana)
Spanish (Spain):
Gaviota argéntea (americana)
Finnish:
amerikanharmaalokki
French:
Goéland hudsonien
Croatian:
američki srebrnasti galeb
Hungarian:
amerikai ezüstsirály
Icelandic:
Silfurmáfur (smithsonianus)
Italian:
Gabbiano reale americano
Japanese (romaji):
se-guro kamome
Japanese:
アメリカセグロカモメ (smithsonianus)
Lithuanian:
Sidabrinis kiras (smithsonianus)
Dutch:
Zilvermeeuw (Amerikaans)
Norwegian:
gråmåke (smithsonianus) (amerikagråmåke)
Polish:
mewa popielata (L. a. smithsonianus)
Portuguese:
Gaivota-prateada-americana
Russian:
Серебристая чайка (Американская)
Slovak:
čajka západná (skup.)
Serbian:
Srebrnasti galeb (smithsonianus)
Swedish:
gråtrut (kanadatrut)
Ukrainian:
мартин американський
Chinese:
美洲银鸥
Chinese (Traditional):
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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Larus smithsonianus smithsonianus [version 6]
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, version 2021:
Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 4]
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]
Clements, version 2019:
Larus argentatus smithsonianus [version 4]
eBird version 1.50:
Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus) [version 3]
eBird version 1.52:
Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus) [version 3]
eBird version 1.53:
Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus) [version 3]
eBird version 1.54:
Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus) [version 3]
eBird version 1.55:
Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus) [version 3]
eBird version 2015:
Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus) [version 4]
eBird version 2016:
Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus) [version 4]
eBird version 2017:
Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus) [version 4]
eBird version 2018:
Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus) [version 4]
eBird version 2019:
Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus) [version 4]
eBird version 2021:
Herring Gull (American) ( Larus argentatus smithsonianus) [version 4]
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 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]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Larus smithsonianus smithsonianus [version 6]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
James Lee Peters (original):
Larus argentatus smithsonianus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Larus argentatus smithsonianus
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
American Herring Gull ( Larus smithsonianus) [version 4]
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


Arabic: نورس فضي (smithsonianus)
Asturian: Gaviota arxéntea (smithsonianus)
Azerbaijani: Siyənək qağayısı (smithsonianus yarımnövü)
Bulgarian: Сребриста чайка (ssp. smithsonianus)
Catalan: Gavià argentat americà, Gavià argentat europeu (smithsonianus)
Czech: racek stříbřitý (ssp. smithsonianus)
Danish: Amerikansk Sølvmåge
German: Amerikanische Silbermöwe, Kanadamöwe, Silbermöwe (Kanadamöwe)
Greek: Ασημόγλαρος του Βορρά (smithsonianus)
English: American Herring Gull, Herring Gull (American)
English, HBW: Arctic Herring Gull (smithsonianus)
English (IOC): American Herring Gull
English (United States): Herring Gull (American)
Spanish: Gallego, Gaviota Argéntea (americana), Gaviota Argéntea Americana, Gaviota del Norte, gaviota plateada, Gaviota Plateada (smithsonianus)
Spanish (Chile): Gaviota argéntea (smithsonianus)
Spanish (Costa Rica): Gaviota Argéntea (smithsonianus)
Spanish (Cuba): Gallego
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Gaviota del Norte
Spanish (Ecuador): Gaviota Argéntea (smithsonianus)
Spanish (Spain): Gaviota argéntea (americana), Gaviota Argéntea Americana
Spanish (HBW): Herring Gull (American)
Spanish (Mexico): gaviota plateada, Gaviota Plateada (smithsonianus)
Spanish (Peru): Gaviota Argéntea (smithsonianus)
Estonian: ameerika hõbekajakas
Basque: Gavià argentat americà, Kaio hauskara (smithsonianus)
Finnish: amerikanharmaalokki
French: Goéland argenté (Amérique), Goéland argenté (smithsonianus), Goéland argenté américain, Goéland d'Amérique, Goéland hudsonien
Galician: Gaivota arxéntea europea (smithsonianus), Gavià argentat americà
Hebrew: שחף צפוני (אמריקני)
Croatian: američki srebrnasti galeb
Hungarian: amerikai ezüstsirály
Icelandic: Silfurmáfur (smithsonianus), Strandmáfur
Italian: Gabbiano americano, Gabbiano reale americano
Japanese (romaji): se-guro kamome, segurokamome (smithsonianus)
Japanese: アメリカセグロカモメ, アメリカセグロカモメ (smithsonianus), 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
Scientific: Larus argentatus, Larus argentatus argentatus, Larus argentatus mongolicus, Larus argentatus smithsonianus, Larus argentatus Vegae, Larus mongolicus, Larus smithsonianus, Larus smithsonianus smithsonianus, Larus vegae, Larus vegae mongolicus, Larus vegae vegae
Lithuanian: Sidabrinis kiras (smithsonianus)
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, mewa popielata (L. a. smithsonianus)
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, Серебристая чайка (Американская)
Slovak: čajka západná, čajka západná (skup.)
Slovenian: Srebrni galeb (smithsonianus)
Serbian: Srebrnasti galeb (smithsonianus)
Swedish: gråtrut (kanadatrut), kanadatrut
Thai: นกนางนวลเฮอริง, นกนางนวลแฮร์ริ่ง, นกนางนวลแฮร์ริง (อเมริกา), 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)
Ukrainian: мартин американський
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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