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Herring Gull [incl. heuglini and vegae]

Larus argentatus [incl. heuglini, vegae] (= Larus argentatus) Pontoppidan, 1763

The European herring gull is a large gull, up to 66 cm (26 in) 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 Ireland, Britain, Iceland, or on the North Sea shores. They have a varied diet, including fish, crustaceans, as well as some plants, and are also scavengers, consuming carrion and food left by or stolen from humans. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
   Larus
Scientific:
  Larus argentatus


Original description

Citation:
  Pontoppidan, 1763

Reference:
  Dansk.Atlas p.622

Protonym:
  Larus Argentatus

Link:
  


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  F80A35F7F3667E15

Avibase ID:
  avibase-F80A35F7

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F80A35F7


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
  • Larus smithsonianus: N North America (Alaska to Atlantic coast); winters to C America
  • Larus heuglini: NW Russia; winters to Middle East, South Africa and se Asia
  • Larus vegae vegae: NE Siberia; winters south to China
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English:
Herring Gull [incl. heuglini and vegae]
French:
Goéland argenté [incl. heuglini, vegae]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Herring Gull [incl. heuglini and vegae] ( Larus argentatus [incl. heuglini, vegae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Herring Gull (incl. ssp. heuglini and vegae) ( Larus argentatus [incl. heuglini, vegae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Herring Gull (incl. ssp. heuglini and vegae) ( Larus argentatus [incl. heuglini, vegae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Herring Gull (incl. heuglini and vegae) ( Larus argentatus [incl. heuglini, vegae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Herring Gull (incl. heuglini and vegae) ( Larus argentatus [incl. heuglini, vegae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Herring Gull (incl. heuglini and vegae) ( Larus argentatus [incl. heuglini, vegae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Herring Gull [incl. heuglini and vegae] ( Larus argentatus [incl. heuglini, vegae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Herring Gull [incl. heuglini and vegae] ( Larus argentatus [incl. heuglini, vegae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Herring Gull [incl. heuglini and vegae] ( Larus argentatus [incl. heuglini, vegae])
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Goéland argenté ( Larus argentatus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Larus [argentatus, cachinnans, michahellis, heuglini, vegae, mongolicus]

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Afrikaans: Haringmeeu
Arabic: النورس اصفر الأرجل
Azerbaijani: Gümüşü qağayı
Belarusian: Чайка-клыгун
Bulgarian: Сребриста чайка
Breton: Ar gouelan gris
Catalan: Gavià argentat de potes roses
Catalan (Balears): Gavina atlàntica
Czech: racek stříbřitý
Welsh: Gwylan y penwaig
Danish: Sølvmåge
German: Silbermöwe
Greek: Ασημόγλαρος του Βορά
Greek (Cypriot): Ασημόγλαρος
English: Herring Gull, Herring Gull (incl. heuglini and vegae), Herring Gull (incl. ssp. heuglini and vegae), Herring Gull [incl. heuglini and vegae]
Esperanto: arĝentmevo
Spanish: Gaviota Argéntea
Spanish (Chile): Gaviota argentea
Spanish (Colombia): Gaviota argentea
Spanish (Costa Rica): Gaviota Argéntea
Spanish (Cuba): Gallego
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Gaviota Arenquera
Spanish (Spain): Gaviota Argéntea
Spanish (Honduras): Gaviota grande
Spanish (Mexico): Gaviota plateada
Spanish (Panama): Gaviota Argéntea
Spanish (Peru): Gaviota Argéntea
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Gaviota Argéntea
Spanish (Venezuela): Gaviota Argéntea
Estonian: Hõbekajakas
Basque: Kaio hauskara
Finnish: harmaalokki
Faroese: Mási
French: Goéland argenté, Goéland argenté [incl. heuglini, vegae]
Irish: Faoileán Scadán
Gaelic: Faoileag an Sgadain
Galician: Gaivota arxéntea
Manx: Foillan
Haitian Creole French: Mòv gri
Hebrew: שחף כספי
Croatian: Galeb Klaukavac
Hungarian: Ezüstsirály
Armenian: Քրքջան Որոր
Icelandic: Silfurmáfur
Italian: Gabbiano reale nordico
Japanese (romaji): se-guro kamome
Japanese: セグロカモメ
Japanese (Kanji): 背黒鴎
Georgian: ვერცხლისფერი თოლია
Kazakh: Қүмістүсті шағала
Korean: 재갈매기
Cornish: Gwylan hern
Scientific: Larus argentatus, Larus argentatus [incl. heuglini, vegae], Larus argentatus argentatus
Luxembourgish: Sëlwerméiw
Lithuanian: Sidabrinis kiras
Latvian: Sudrabkaija
Macedonian: Сребренест галеб
Malay: Burung Camar Melaka
Maltese: Gawwija Prima
Dutch: Zilvermeeuw
Norwegian: Gråmåke
Polish: mewa srebrzysta
Pinyin: hēi-jǐ ōu, yín-ōu
Portuguese: Gaivota-argêntea
Portuguese (Portugal): Gaivota-prateada
Romansh: Muetta d'argient
Romanian: Pescăruş argintiu
Russian: Серебристая чайка
Northern Sami: Skávli
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Herring Galuviya
Slovak: čajka striebristá
Slovenian: srebrni galeb
Albanian: Pulëbardha e argjendte
Serbian: srebrnasti galeb
Swedish: Gråtrut
Thai: นกนางนวลแฮร์ริ่ง
Thai (Transliteration): nók naaŋ-nuan haee-rîŋ
Turkish: Kuzey Gümüş Martı
Ukrainian: Мартин сріблястий
Vietnamese: Chim Mòng bể chân vàng
Chinese: 銀鷗, 银鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 銀鷗
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 黑脊鷗
Chinese (Taiwan): 黑脊鸥

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