Kelp Gull

Larus dominicanus - Goéland dominicain

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Laridés

  • Genus
    :

    Larus

  • Species
    :

    dominicanus

Descriptor

Lichtenstein, MHK, 1823

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 65 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 128 à 142 cm.
  • Weight
    : 900 à 1335 g
Longevity

24 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus) is a species of bird in the Laridae family.

Subspecific information 5 Subspecies

  • Larus dominicanus dominicanus (South America, Falkland Is., South Georgia, Australia, New Zealand)
  • Larus dominicanus vetula (southern Africa)
  • Larus dominicanus judithae (subantarctic islands of the Indian Ocean)
  • Larus dominicanus melisandae (s and sw Madagascar)
  • Larus dominicanus austrinus (Antarctica and Antarctic islands)

Foreign names

  • Goéland dominicain,
  • Gaviota Cocinera,
  • Gaivota-dominicana,
  • Dominikanermöwe,
  • déli sirály,
  • Kelpmeeuw,
  • Gabbiano del kelp,
  • Dominikanertrut,
  • Taremåke,
  • čajka vznešená,
  • racek jižní,
  • Tangmåge,
  • etelänselkälokki,
  • Swartrugmeeu,
  • gavià de Lichtenstein,
  • mewa południowa,
  • Доминиканская чайка,
  • ミナミオオセグロカモメ,
  • 黑背鸥,
  • 黑背鷗,

Voice song and cries

Goéland dominicain
adult breeding

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) ; 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

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