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European, American Herring or Vega Gull

Larus [argentatus, smithsonianus or 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:
  8535345BBCE9771B

Avibase ID:
  avibase-8535345B

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/8535345B


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 vegae vegae: NE Siberia; winters south to China
  • Larus vegae mongolicus: SE Altai and Lake Baikal to Mongolia; winters s Asia
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English:
European, American Herring or Vega Gull
French:
Goéland argenté, G. hudsonien ou G. de la Véga


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl. and addendum):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 62nd suppl.):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
European, American Herring or Vega Gull ( Larus [argentatus, smithsonianus or vegae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
European or American Herring Gull ( Larus [argentatus, smithsonianus or vegae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
European or American Herring Gull ( Larus [argentatus, smithsonianus or vegae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
European or American Herring Gull ( Larus [argentatus, smithsonianus or vegae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
European or American Herring Gull ( Larus [argentatus, smithsonianus or vegae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
European or American Herring Gull ( Larus [argentatus, smithsonianus or vegae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
European or American Herring Gull ( Larus [argentatus, smithsonianus or vegae])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 7]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 7]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 7]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 7]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 7]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 7]
Clements 1st edition:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
Clements, version 2021:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
Clements 3rd edition:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus)
Clements, version 2015:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
Clements, version 2016:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
Clements, version 2017:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
Clements, version 2018:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
Clements, version 2019:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
eBird version 2015:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
eBird version 2016:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
eBird version 2017:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
eBird version 2018:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
eBird version 2019:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]
eBird version 2021:
Herring Gull ( Larus argentatus) [version 4]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Larus [argentatus, cachinnans or vegae]

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Haringmeeu
Arabic: النورس اصفر الأرجل, نورس فضي
Asturian: Gaviota arxéntea
Azerbaijani: Gümüşü qağayı, Siyənək qağayısı
Belarusian: Чайка-клыгун
Bulgarian: Сребриста чайка
Breton: Ar gouelan gris
Catalan: Gavià argentat de potes roses, Gavià argentat europeu
Catalan (Balears): Gavina atlàntica
Chipewyan: beskaye
Cree: kiask, kiyâsk
Cree, Plains: kiask
Cree (syllabic): ᑭᔮᐢᐠ
Czech: racek stříbřitý
Welsh: Gwylan y penwaig
Danish: Sølvmåge
German: Silbermöwe, Silbermöwe/Kanadamöwe
Greek: Ασημόγλαρος του Βορά, Ασημόγλαρος του Βορρά
Greek (Cypriot): Ασημόγλαρος
English: European or American Herring Gull, European, American Herring or Vega Gull, Herring Gull
English, HBW: European/Arctic Herring Gull
English (IOC): American Herring/European Herring/Vega Gull
English (United States): Herring Gull
Esperanto: arĝentmevo
Spanish: Gaviota Argéntea, Gaviota argéntea europea, Gaviota Plateada
Spanish (Chile): Gaviota argentea, Gaviota argéntea
Spanish (Colombia): Gaviota argentea
Spanish (Costa Rica): Gaviota Argéntea
Spanish (Cuba): Gallego
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Gaviota Arenquera
Spanish (Ecuador): Gaviota Argéntea
Spanish (Spain): Gaviota Argéntea
Spanish (HBW): Herring Gull
Spanish (Honduras): Gaviota grande
Spanish (Mexico): Gaviota plateada
Spanish (Panama): Gaviota Argéntea
Spanish (Peru): Gaviota Argéntea
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Gaviota Argéntea
Spanish (Venezuela): Gaviota Arenquera, Gaviota Argéntea
Estonian: Hõbekajakas
Basque: Kaio hauskara
Persian: کاکایی نقره ای
Finnish: harmaalokki
Faroese: Fiskimási, Mási
French: Goéland argenté, Goéland argenté ou G. hudsonien, Goéland argenté, G. hudsonien ou G. de la Véga
Irish: Faoileán Scadán
Gaelic: Faoileag an Sgadain
Galician: Gaivota arxéntea, Gaivota arxéntea europea
Manx: Foillan
Haitian Creole French: Mòv gri
Hebrew: שחף כספי, שחף צפוני (אטלנטי/ צפון אמריקני / צפון פסיפי)
Croatian: Galeb Klaukavac, Srebrnasti galeb
Hungarian: Ezüstsirály
Armenian: Քրքջան Որոր
Icelandic: Silfurmáfur
Italian: Gabbiano reale nordico
Japanese (romaji): se-guro kamome, segurokamome
Japanese: セグロカモメ
Japanese (Kanji): 背黒鴎
Georgian: ვერცხლისფერი თოლია
Kazakh: Қүмістүсті шағала
Korean: 재갈매기, 재갈매기/한국재갈매기
Cornish: Gwylan hern
Scientific: Larus [argentatus, smithsonianus or vegae], Larus argentatus, Larus argentatus argentatus
Luxembourgish: Sëlwerméiw
Lithuanian: Sidabrinis kiras
Latvian: Sudrabkaija
Macedonian: Сребренест галеб
Mongolian: Мөнгөлөг цахлай, Монгол цахлай
Malay: Burung Camar Melaka
Maltese: Gawwija Prima
Dutch: Zilvermeeuw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Gråmåse
Norwegian: Gråmåke
Polish: mewa srebrzysta
Pinyin: hēi-jǐ ōu, yín-ōu
Portuguese: Gaivota-argêntea
Portuguese (Portugal): Gaivota-prateada
Romansh: Muetta d'argient
Romanian: Pescăruș argintiu, 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, kanadatrut/gråtrut/vegatrut
Thai: นกนางนวลแฮร์ริ่ง, นกนางนวลพันธุ์มองโกเลีย/นกนางนวลแฮร์ริง
Thai (Transliteration): nók naaŋ-nuan haee-rîŋ
Turkish: Kuzey Gümüş Martı, Kuzey Gümüş Martısı
Ukrainian: Мартин сріблястий
Vietnamese: Chim Mòng bể chân vàng
Chinese: 美洲银鸥/银鸥/蒙古银鸥/西伯利亚银鸥, 美洲银鸥/银鸥/西伯利亚银鸥, 银鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 銀鷗
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 黑脊鷗
Chinese (Taiwan): 黑脊鸥

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