WoRMS taxon details

Larus hemprichii Bruch, 1853

212625  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212625)

accepted
Species
marine
Description Length: 44-47 cm. Plumage: above, including hood, brownish grey with narrow white collar over hind neck and white rump and...  
Description Length: 44-47 cm. Plumage: above, including hood, brownish grey with narrow white collar over hind neck and white rump and tail; small white spots above and below eye; below throat and breast to belly brownish grey; belly, crissum and tail white; white training edges to wings; breeding dress similar but hood dark sooty grey. Immature like adult but without white collar and tail with black band. Bare parts: iris dark brown; bill yellow with black band behind tip, tip red; feet and legs greenish yellow. Habitat: coastal creeks, estuaries, beaches, off shore islands. Resident, breeds in northern Africa. <389><391><393> [details]
WoRMS (2018). Larus hemprichii Bruch, 1853. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212625 on 2018-05-25
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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description Length: 44-47 cm. Plumage: above, including hood, brownish grey with narrow white collar over hind neck and white rump and tail; small white spots above and below eye; below throat and breast to belly brownish grey; belly, crissum and tail white; white training edges to wings; breeding dress similar but hood dark sooty grey. Immature like adult but without white collar and tail with black band. Bare parts: iris dark brown; bill yellow with black band behind tip, tip red; feet and legs greenish yellow. Habitat: coastal creeks, estuaries, beaches, off shore islands. Resident, breeds in northern Africa. <389><391><393> [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch Hemprich-meeuw  [details]
English sooty gullHemprich's gullAden gull  [details]
French goéland de Hemprich  [details]
German Hemprichmöwe  [details]
Spanish gaviota Cejiblanca  [details]