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European Herring Gull

Larus argentatus Pontoppidan, 1763

The European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) is a large gull (up to 26 inches or 66 cm long). One of the best known of all gulls along the shores of western Europe, it was once abundant. It breeds across Northern Europe, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic states. Some European Herring Gulls, especially those resident in colder areas, migrate further south in winter, but many are permanent residents, e.g. in the British Isles, Iceland, or on the North Sea shores. European Herring Gulls are also abundant around inland rubbish dumps, and some have even adapted to life in inland cities. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
  Larus

Scientific:
  Larus argentatus

Citation:
  Pontoppidan, 1763

Reference:
  Dansk.Atlas 1 p.622

Protonym:
  Larus Argentatus

Avibase ID:
  F002188E226DF09C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F002188E

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176824

Geographic range:

  • Larus argentatus argentatus: Scandinavia to Kola Peninsula; winters n and w Europe
  • Larus argentatus argenteus: Northwest Europe; winters to n Iberia
English:
European Herring Gull
Czech:
racek stříbřitý
German:
Silbermöwe
Danish:
Sølvmåge
Spanish:
Gaviota argéntea europea
Finnish:
harmaalokki
French:
Goéland argenté
Icelandic:
Silfurmáfur
Italian:
Gabbiano reale nordico
Japanese:
Segurokamome
Japanese:
セグロカモメ
Dutch:
Zilvermeeuw
Norwegian:
Gråmåke
Polish:
mewa srebrzysta
Portuguese:
Gaivota-argêntea
Russian:
Серебристая чайка
Slovak:
čajka striebristá
Swedish:
gråtrut
Ukrainian:
Мартин сріблястий
Chinese:
银鸥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
Larus argentatus argentatus
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
Larus argentatus argentatus
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
Larus argentatus argentatus
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
Larus argentatus argentatus
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
Larus argentatus argentatus
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 6]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 6]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 6]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 6]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 6]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 6]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Goéland argenté ( Larus argentatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Herring Gull (European) ( Larus argentatus argentatus/argenteus)
eBird version 1.52:
Herring Gull (European) ( Larus argentatus argentatus/argenteus)
eBird version 1.53:
Herring Gull (European) ( Larus argentatus argentatus/argenteus)
eBird version 1.54:
Herring Gull (European) ( Larus argentatus argentatus/argenteus)
eBird version 1.55:
Herring Gull (European) ( Larus argentatus argentatus/argenteus)
eBird version 2015:
Herring Gull (European) ( Larus argentatus argentatus/argenteus)
eBird version 2016:
Herring Gull (European) ( Larus argentatus argentatus/argenteus)
eBird version 2017:
Herring Gull (European) ( Larus argentatus argentatus/argenteus)
eBird version 2018:
Herring Gull (European) ( Larus argentatus argentatus/argenteus)
eBird version 2019:
Herring Gull (European) ( Larus argentatus argentatus/argenteus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 6]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 6]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 6]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 6]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 6]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 6]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
European Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Larus argentatus [version 4]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Haringmeeu
Arabic: النورس اصفر الأرجل
Azerbaijani: Gümüşü qağayı
Belarusian: Чайка-клыгун
Bulgarian: Сребриста чайка, Сребриста чайка (ssp. argentatus/argenteus)
Breton: Ar gouelan gris, Gwelenn hriz
Catalan: Gavia argentat de potes rosa, Gavià argentat de potes rosa, Gavià argentat de potes roses, Gavià argentat europeu, Gavina atlàntica
Catalan (Balears): Gavina atlàntica
Czech: Racek stríbritý, Racek stříbřitý, racek stříbřitý západoevropský/stříbřitý
Welsh: Gwylan lwyd, Gwylan y penwaig
Danish: Sølvmåge, Sølvmåge (Europæisk)
German: Silbermöve, Silbermowe, Silbermöwe, Silbermöwe (argentatus/argenteus)
Greek: Ασημόγλαρος, Ασημόγλαρος του Βορά
Greek (Cypriot): Ασημόγλαρος
English: European Herring Gull, Herring Gull, Herring Gull (European)
English (IOC): European Herring Gull
Esperanto: ar^gentmevo
Spanish: Gaviota argentea, Gaviota Argéntea, Gaviota Argéntea Europea, Gaviota grande, Gaviota Plateada (argentatus/argenteus)
Spanish (Chile): Gaviota argentea
Spanish (Colombia): Gaviota Argéntea
Spanish (Costa Rica): Gaviota Argéntea
Spanish (Cuba): Gallego
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Gaviota Arenquera
Spanish (Ecuador): Gaviota Argéntea (argentatus/argenteus)
Spanish (Spain): Gaviota Argéntea, Gaviota Argéntea (argentatus/argenteus)
Spanish (HBW): Gaviota argéntea europea
Spanish (Honduras): Gaviota grande
Spanish (Mexico): gaviota plateada, Gaviota Plateada (argentatus/argenteus)
Spanish (Nicaragua): Gaviota Argéntea
Spanish (Panama): Gaviota Argéntea, Gaviota Argéntea (argentatus/argenteus)
Spanish (Peru): Gaviota Argéntea
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Gaviota Argéntea
Spanish (Venezuela): Gaviota Argéntea
Estonian: Hõbekajakas
Basque: Gavià argentat de potes rosa, Kaio hauskara
Finnish: Harmaalokki
Faroese: Fiskimási, Mási
French: Goéland argenté, Goéland argenté (Europe), Goéland argenté [argentatus ou argenteus]
Irish: Faoileán Scadán
Gaelic: Faoileag an Sgadain, Faoileann, Glas-Fhaoileag
Galician: Gaivota arxéntea, Gavià argentat de potes rosa
Manx: Foillan
Haitian Creole French: Mòv gri
Hebrew: שחף אטלנטי (אירופי), שחף כספי
Croatian: Galeb Klaukavac, Srebrnasti galeb (europski)
Hungarian: Ezüstsirály, Ezüstsirály (Európai)
Armenian: Քրքջան Որոր
Icelandic: Silfurmáfur, Silfurmáfur (argentatus/argenteus)
Italian: Gabbiano reale, Gabbiano reale nordico
Japanese: se-guro kamome, Segurokamome, Seguro-kamome, segurokamome (argentatus/argenteus)
Japanese: セグロカモメ, セグロカモメ (argentatus/argenteus)
Japanese (Kanji): 背黒鴎
Georgian: ვერცხლისფერი თოლია
Kazakh: Қүмістүсті шағала
Korean: 재갈매기
Cornish: Gwylan hern
Scientific: Larus argentatus, Larus argentatus argentatus, Larus argentatus argentatus/argenteus
Luxembourgish: Sëlwerméiw
Lithuanian: Sidabrinis kiras
Latvian: Sudrabkaija, Sudrabkaija (argentatus/argenteus)
Macedonian: Сребренест галеб
Moldavian: Pescăruș argintiu
Malay: Burung Camar Melaka
Maltese: Gawwija Prima
Dutch: Zilvermeeuw, Zilvermeeuw (Europees)
Norwegian: Gråmåke, gråmåke (argentatus/argenteus), Sæing
Polish: mewa srebrzysta, mewa srebrzysta (ssp. argentatus/argenteus), Mewa żółtonoga
Pinyin: hēi-jǐ ōu, yín-ōu
Portuguese: Gaivota, gaivota argêntea, Gaivota-arg~entea, Gaivota-argentea, Gaivota-argêntea, Gaivota-prateada
Portuguese (Portugal): Gaivota-prateada, Gaivota-prateada (argentatus/argenteus)
Romansh: Muetta d'argient
Romanian: Pescăruş argintiu
Russian: Cеребристая чайка, Серебристая чайка, Серебристая чайка (подвид argentatus/argenteus), Чайка серебристая
Northern Sami: Skávli
Slovak: Čajka striebristá
Slovenian: srebrni galeb
Albanian: Pulëbardha e argjendte
Serbian: srebrnasti galeb, Сребрнасти галеб
Swedish: Gråtrut
Thai: นกนางนวลแฮร์ริ่ง
Thai (Transliteration): nók naaŋ-nuan haee-rîŋ
Turkish: Gümüşü Martı, Kuzey Gümüş Martı, kuzey gümüş martısı, Kuzey Gümüş Martısı (argentatus/argenteus), kuzey gümüş martysy
Ukrainian: Мартин сріблястий , Мартин сріблястий (підвид argentatus/argenteus), Сріблястий мартин
Vietnamese: Chim Mòng bể chân vàng, Mòng bể chân vàng
Chinese: 銀鷗, 银 鸥, 银鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 銀鷗, 銀鷗〔黑脊鷗〕
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 黑脊鷗
Chinese (Taiwan): 黑脊鸥

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