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Iceland Gull

Larus glaucoides Meyer, B 1822

The Iceland gull is a medium-sized gull that breeds in the Arctic regions of Canada and Greenland, but not in Iceland, where it is only seen during winter. The genus name is from Latin larus, which appears to have referred to a gull or other large seabird. The specific name glaucoides denotes its resemblance to Larus glaucus, a synonym of Larus hyperboreus, the glaucous gull; -oides is Ancient Greek and means "resembling". Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Meyer, B 1822

Reference:
   Zus. Ber. Meyer Wolf Taschenb. Deutsch. Vögelk.

Protonym:
  Larus glaucoides

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/42446684


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  FB4FCB27CC5566D1

Avibase ID:
  avibase-FB4FCB27

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/FB4FCB27


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 176811

Geographic range:

  • Larus glaucoides glaucoides: S and w Greenland; winters to n Europe
  • Larus glaucoides kumlieni: NE Canada (Baffin I. and nw Ungava); winters to n US
  • Larus glaucoides thayeri: Hudson Bay to w Greenland; winters British Columbia to Baja
English:
Iceland Gull
Catalan:
Gavinot polar
Czech:
racek polární
Danish:
Hvidvinget Måge
German:
Polarmöwe
Spanish:
Gaviota Groenlandesa
Spanish (Spain):
Gaviota Groenlandesa
Finnish:
grönlanninlokki
French:
Goéland arctique
Croatian:
arktički galeb
Hungarian:
Sarki sirály
Icelandic:
Bjartmáfur
Italian:
Gabbiano d'Islanda
Japanese (romaji):
aisurandokamome
Japanese:
アイスランドカモメ
Lithuanian:
Mažasis poliarinis kiras
Dutch:
Kleine Burgemeester
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Grønlandsmåse
Norwegian:
Grønlandsmåke
Polish:
mewa polarna
Portuguese:
gaivota-branca
Russian:
Полярная чайка
Slovak:
čajka bielokrídla
Serbian:
Islandski galeb
Swedish:
Vitvingad trut
Ukrainian:
Мартин гренландський
Chinese:
冰岛鸥
Chinese (Traditional):
冰洲鷗


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl.):
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl. and addendum):
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 62nd suppl.):
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Iceland or Thayer's Gull ( Larus [glaucoides or thayeri])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Iceland or Thayer's Gull ( Larus [glaucoides or thayeri])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Iceland or Thayer's Gull ( Larus [glaucoides or thayeri])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Iceland or Thayer's Gull ( Larus [glaucoides or thayeri])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Iceland or Thayer's Gull ( Larus [glaucoides or thayeri])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Iceland or Thayer's Gull ( Larus [glaucoides or thayeri])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 6]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 6]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 6]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 6]
Clements, version 2021:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
Clements, version 2017:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
Clements, version 2018:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
Clements, version 2019:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
eBird version 1.50:
Thayer's/Iceland Gull ( Larus thayeri/glaucoides)
eBird version 1.52:
Thayer's/Iceland Gull ( Larus thayeri/glaucoides)
eBird version 1.53:
Thayer's/Iceland Gull ( Larus thayeri/glaucoides)
eBird version 1.54:
Thayer's/Iceland Gull ( Larus thayeri/glaucoides)
eBird version 1.55:
Thayer's/Iceland Gull ( Larus thayeri/glaucoides)
eBird version 2015:
Thayer's/Iceland Gull ( Larus thayeri/glaucoides)
eBird version 2016:
Thayer's/Iceland Gull ( Larus thayeri/glaucoides)
eBird version 2017:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
eBird version 2018:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
eBird version 2019:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
eBird version 2021:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 6]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 2]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Iceland Gull ( Larus glaucoides) [version 4]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Asturian: Gaviota d'Islandia, Gaviota groenlandesa
Azerbaijani: İslandiya qağayısı, qütb qağayısı
Belarusian: Малая палярная чайка
Bulgarian: Белокрила чайка, Малка белокрила чайка
Bengali: িঅিআ঳রযােীয় গাঙচচর
Bengali (transliteration): ā'isalyānḍīẏa gāṅacila*
Breton: Ar gouelan arc'hlas, Gouelan arc'hlas
Catalan: Gavinot polar
Catalan (Balears): Gavina polar
Chipewyan: beskaye
Cree: kiask, kiyâsk
Cree, Plains: kiask
Cree (syllabic): ᑭᔮᐢᐠ
Czech: Racek polární
Welsh: Gwylan yr Arctig
Danish: Hvidvinget Måge
German: Polarmöwe
Greek: Γλάρος της Ισλανδίας, Ισλανδόγλαρος
English: Iceland Gull, Iceland or Thayer's Gull, Kumlien's Gull, Thayer's Gull, Thayer's/Iceland Gull, white-winged gull
English, HBW: Iceland Gull
English (IOC): Iceland Gull
English (United States): Iceland Gull
Esperanto: blankflugila mevo
Spanish: Gaviota de Kumlien, gaviota de Thayer, Gaviota Esquimal, Gaviota Groenlandesa, Gaviota polar
Spanish (Spain): Gaviota Groenlandesa
Spanish (HBW): Iceland Gull
Spanish (Mexico): Gaviota de Groenlandia, gaviota de Thayer
Estonian: polaarkajakas
Basque: Gavinot polar, Kaio hegalzuri, Kaio hegalzuria
Finnish: Grönlanninlokki
Faroese: Íslandsmási, Lítil valmási
French: Goéland à ailes blanches, Goéland arctique, Goéland arctique ou G. de Thayer, Goéland de Kumlien, Goéland de Thayer, Goéland de Thayer ou G. arctique
Frisian: Lytse iiskob
Irish: Faoileán Íoslannach
Gaelic: Faoileag Liath
Galician: Gaivota polar
Manx: Foillan Eeslynnagh, Foillan Loughlinagh
Hebrew: שחף איסלנדי
Croatian: arktički galeb
Hungarian: Sarki sirály
Icelandic: Bjartmáfur
Italian: Gabbiano d'Islanda, Gabbiano islandico
Inuktitut: Naujaq
Japanese (romaji): aisurandokamome, kanadakamome/aisurandokamome
Japanese: アイスランドカモメ, カナダカモメ/アイスランドカモメ
Greenlandic: Naaja, Naajaannaq
Korean: 작은흰갈매기
Kirghiz: уюл кидик чардагы
Scientific: Larus [glaucoides or thayeri], Larus glaucoides, Larus glaucoides glaucoides, Larus leucopterus, Larus thayeri/glaucoides
Luxembourgish: Polarméiw
Lithuanian: Mażasis poliarinis kiras, mažasis poliarinis kiras
Latvian: Mazā polārkaija
Macedonian: Исландски галеб
Moldavian: Pescăruș cu aripi albe
Montagnais (Innu-aimun): tshiashkueshish
Dutch: Kleine Burgemeester, Thayers Meeuw/Kleine Burgemeester
Norwegian Nynorsk: Grønlandsmåse
Norwegian: Grønlandsmåke
Polish: mewa polarna
Portuguese: gaivota-branca, Gaivota-polar
Portuguese (Portugal): Gaivota-branca, gaivota-polar
Rhaeto-Romance: Muetta polara
Romanian: Pescăruș cu aripi albe, Pescăruş cu aripi albe
Russian: Полярная чайка
Northern Sami: Vilgessoadjaskávli
Slovak: čajka bielokrídla
Slovenian: polarni galeb
Albanian: Pulëbardha polare
Serbian: Islandski galeb
Swedish: Vitvingad trut
Turkish: Grönland Martısı
Ukrainian: Мартин гренландський
Chinese: 冰岛鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 冰洲鷗

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