Glaucous Gull

Larus hyperboreus - Goéland bourgmestre

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Laridés

  • Genus
    :

    Larus

  • Species
    :

    hyperboreus

Descriptor

Gunnerus, 1767

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 77 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 132 à 142 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1200 à 2000 g
Longevity

21 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) is a species of bird in the Laridae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Larus hyperboreus hyperboreus (n Europe to nw Siberia)
  • Larus hyperboreus pallidissimus (nw Siberia to the Bering Sea)
  • Larus hyperboreus barrovianus (Alaska to nw Canada)
  • Larus hyperboreus leuceretes (nc Canada to Greenland and Iceland)

Foreign names

  • Goéland bourgmestre,
  • Gavión Hiperbóreo,
  • Gaivota hiperbórea,
  • Eismöwe,
  • Jeges sirály,
  • Grote Burgemeester,
  • Gabbiano glauco,
  • Vittrut,
  • Polarmåke,
  • čajka bledá,
  • racek šedý,
  • Gråmåge,
  • isolokki,
  • gavinot hiperbori,
  • Hvítmáfur,
  • mewa blada,
  • lielā polārkaija,
  • ledni galeb,
  • Бургомистр,
  • シロカモメ,
  • 北极鸥,
  • 北極鷗,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged) ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands

Geographic range

Illustration

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