Taxonomy conform IOC World Bird List

Distribution

  • Breeding range => North America, Palearctic : Iceland and nw, c Europe to Kamchatka (e Siberia)
  • Nonbreeding range => Europe to n Africa, Mediterranean, Black and Caspian seas, Persian Gulf; Sea of Okhotsk (se Russia), Japan, Korean Peninsula to se China

Subspecies

  • L. c. canus - Iceland, n British Isles, Scandinavia and patchily in c Europe to White Sea (far nw Russia) | Europe to n Africa and Canary Is.
  • L. c. heinei - nw Russia from White Sea to Lena River (c Siberia) | e Mediterranean, Black and Caspian seas
  • L. c. kamtschatschensis - ne Siberia and Kamchatka | Sea of Okhotsk (se Russia), Japan, Korean Peninsula to se China and Taiwan
Change English name of Larus canus from Mew Gull to Common Gull with the split of Short-billed Gull L. brachyrhynchus (NACC 2021-A-3; Chesser et al. 2021)
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Updated at: 2024-03-04 01:43:59
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Sounds

contact call

Photos

unknown

adult

adult breeding

adult non-breeding

juvenile

first calendar year

second calendar year

third calendar year

nestling

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