WoRMS taxon details

Larus dominicanus Lichtenstein, 1823

212624  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212624)

accepted
Species
marine
Not documented
Description Length: 56-60 cm. Plumage: wings and back black; rest of plumage white; white training edge to wing. Immature mottled...  
Description Length: 56-60 cm. Plumage: wings and back black; rest of plumage white; white training edge to wing. Immature mottled brownish grey on white, back and wings grey brown, below whiter with less mottling. Bare parts: iris light grey to straw yellow or hazel; eyering orange to red; bill bright yellow with red near tip of lower mandible; feet and legs greenish with darker joints. Habitat: estuaries, coastal beaches, off-shore waters; rare inland. Breeding resident in southern Africa, vagrant elsewhere. <389><391><393> [details]
WoRMS (2018). Larus dominicanus Lichtenstein, 1823. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212624 on 2018-12-15
Date
action
by
1998-07-17 10:53:12Z
created
1998-08-28 07:21:49Z
changed
Depew, Lorna
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
checked

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

additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Breeding Category Breeding [details]

Description Length: 56-60 cm. Plumage: wings and back black; rest of plumage white; white training edge to wing. Immature mottled brownish grey on white, back and wings grey brown, below whiter with less mottling. Bare parts: iris light grey to straw yellow or hazel; eyering orange to red; bill bright yellow with red near tip of lower mandible; feet and legs greenish with darker joints. Habitat: estuaries, coastal beaches, off-shore waters; rare inland. Breeding resident in southern Africa, vagrant elsewhere. <389><391><393> [details]

IUCN Red List Category Least Concern [details]

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

LanguageName 
Dutch kelpmeeuw  [details]
English Southern black-backed gullkelp gullDominican gull  [details]
French goéland dominicain  [details]
German Dominikanermöwe  [details]