WoRMS taxon details

Larus argentatus Pontoppidan, 1763

137138  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137138)

accepted
Species
marine
Description Length: 56-66 cm. Plumage: back grey; head and below white; outer primaries black with white mirrors on outer two; leading...  
Description Length: 56-66 cm. Plumage: back grey; head and below white; outer primaries black with white mirrors on outer two; leading and trailing edges of upper wing white; inner wing linings white. Immature with head and neck streaked grey-brown; rest of plumage like adult but grey replaced by rusty brown. Bare parts: iris white to yellow; eyering vermilion; bill yellow with red patch near tip; feet and legs bright yellow, pink or bluish. Habitat: estuaries and marine shores. Uncommon palearctic visitor. <389><391><393> [details]

Distribution North America; range extends throughout the Canadian Atlantic and south to the Gulf of Mexico  
Distribution North America; range extends throughout the Canadian Atlantic and south to the Gulf of Mexico [details]
WoRMS (2018). Larus argentatus Pontoppidan, 1763. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137138 on 2018-02-19
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basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Banks, R.C., R.W. McDiarmid, and A.L. Gardner. 1987. Checklist of vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Resource Publication No. 166. 79 p. [details]   

additional source Robbins, C. S. (1983). Golden field Guide to Birds of North America. Golden press. 360p. [details]   

additional source Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station., available online at http://www.gmwsrs.org/main.htm [details]   

additional source Dyntaxa. (2013). Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013]., available online at http://www.dyntaxa.se [details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Urban, E.K., C.H. Fry & S. Keith (1986). The Birds of Africa, Volume II. Academic Press, London. [details]   

additional source Squires, H.J. 1990. Decapod Crustacea of the Atlantic coast of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 221. 532 p. [details]   

additional source Peterson, R.T.; Peterson, V.M. (2002). A field guide to the birds of eastern and central North America. Fifth Edition. Peterson Field Guide Series. Houghton Mifflin Company. New York. 427 p. [details]   

additional source Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68: p. [details]   

additional source Gallardo, J. C., V. Macías, and E. Velarde. 2009. Birds (Vertebrata: Aves) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1321–1342 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Cattrijsse, A.; Vincx, M. (2001). Biodiversity of the benthos and the avifauna of the Belgian coastal waters: summary of data collected between 1970 and 1998. Sustainable Management of the North Sea. Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs: Brussel, Belgium. 48 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

context source (HKRMS) Morton B. & Morton JE. (1983). The sea shore ecology of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description Length: 56-66 cm. Plumage: back grey; head and below white; outer primaries black with white mirrors on outer two; leading and trailing edges of upper wing white; inner wing linings white. Immature with head and neck streaked grey-brown; rest of plumage like adult but grey replaced by rusty brown. Bare parts: iris white to yellow; eyering vermilion; bill yellow with red patch near tip; feet and legs bright yellow, pink or bluish. Habitat: estuaries and marine shores. Uncommon palearctic visitor. <389><391><393> [details]

Dimensions Length: 25" (64 cm); Wingspan: 58" (147 cm) [details]

Distribution North America; range extends throughout the Canadian Atlantic and south to the Gulf of Mexico [details]

Remark Forms a superspecies with L. fuscus & L. dominicanus [details]

Reproduction Breeds in northern Europe and Asia as well as in North America. In America, it Breeds from Labrador through the low Arctic to Alaska and south to Virginia, Lake Champlain, Minnesota, and interior British Columbia. Winters south to the West Indies and Central America. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Danish sølvmåge  [details]
Dutch zilvermeeuw  [details]
English herring gullEuropean herring gull  [details]
French goéland argenté  [details]
German Silbermöwe  [details]
Hebrew שחף כספי  [details]
Italian gabbiano reale nordico  [details]
Japanese セグロカモメ  [details]
Lithuanian sidabrinis kiras  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Ασημόγλαρος του Βορρά  [details]
Norwegian gråmåke  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål gråmåke  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk gråmåse  [details]
Polish mewa srebrzysta  [details]
Romanian pescăruşul argintiu  [details]
Russian серебристая чайка  [details]
Scottish Gaelic faoileán scadán  [details]
Slovenian srebrni galeb  [details]
Spanish gaviota argéntea europea  [details]
Swedish gråtrut  [details]
Turkish kuzey gümüş martıkuzey gumus marti  [details]
Ukrainian Сріблястий мартинМартин сріблястий  [details]
Welsh gwylan y penwaig  [details]