European Herring Gull

Larus argentatus - Goéland argenté

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Laridés

  • Genus
    :

    Larus

  • Species
    :

    argentatus

Descriptor

Pontoppidan, 1763

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 67 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 135 à 145 cm.
  • Weight
    : 750 à 1250 g
Longevity

32 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) is a species of bird in the Laridae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Larus argentatus argenteus (Iceland, nw Europe)
  • Larus argentatus argentatus (Scandinavia to the Kola Pen.. nw Russia.)

Foreign names

  • Goéland argenté,
  • Gaviota Argéntea,
  • Gaivota-prateada,
  • Silbermöwe,
  • Ezüstsirály,
  • Zilvermeeuw,
  • Gabbiano nordico,
  • Gråtrut,
  • Gråmåke,
  • čajka striebristá,
  • racek stříbřitý,
  • Sølvmåge,
  • harmaalokki,
  • gavià argentat de potes rosa,
  • Silfurmáfur,
  • mewa srebrzysta,
  • sudrabkaija,
  • srebrni galeb,
  • Серебристая чайка,
  • セグロカモメ,
  • 银鸥,
  • 銀鷗〔黑脊鷗〕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged), Estuaries ; Marine Oceanic : Epipelagic (0-200m), Mesopelagic (200-1000m) ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses), Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands, Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Urban Areas ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Excavations (open)

Geographic range

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