WoRMS taxon details

Larus leucophthalmus Temminck, 1825

212626  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212626)

accepted
Species
marine
Description Length: 45 cm. Plumage: above, back and wings grey, head and V down fore neck to breast black, (white speckling on head in...  
Description Length: 45 cm. Plumage: above, back and wings grey, head and V down fore neck to breast black, (white speckling on head in non-breeding dress); prominent white crescents above and below eye; rump and tail white; white trailing edge to spread wing; below white, chest washed pale grey; prominent white collar on hindneck; flight feathers mostly black. Immature like adult but head and neck brownish grey, tail with broad black tip. Bare parts: iris dark brown; eyering red; bill red tipped black, black in immature; feet and legs yellowish, greenish grey in immature. Habitat: inshore and offshore. Endemic to Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, visitor to Somalia and perhaps Kenya. <389><391><393> [details]
WoRMS (2018). Larus leucophthalmus Temminck, 1825. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212626 on 2018-02-22
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1998-07-17 10:53:12Z
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2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
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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: 45 cm. Plumage: above, back and wings grey, head and V down fore neck to breast black, (white speckling on head in non-breeding dress); prominent white crescents above and below eye; rump and tail white; white trailing edge to spread wing; below white, chest washed pale grey; prominent white collar on hindneck; flight feathers mostly black. Immature like adult but head and neck brownish grey, tail with broad black tip. Bare parts: iris dark brown; eyering red; bill red tipped black, black in immature; feet and legs yellowish, greenish grey in immature. Habitat: inshore and offshore. Endemic to Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, visitor to Somalia and perhaps Kenya. <389><391><393> [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch witoogmeeuw  [details]
English white-eyed gullRed Sea black-headed gull  [details]
French goéland à iris blanc  [details]
German weißgemusterte MöweWeißaugenmöwe  [details]
Lithuanian baltaakis kiras  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Λευκόφθαλμος γλάρος  [details]
Polish mewa białooka  [details]
Russian белоглазая чайка  [details]
Slovenian rdečemorski galeb  [details]
Spanish gaviota ojiblanca  [details]
Turkish beyaz gözlü martı  [details]
Ukrainian Мартин білоокий  [details]