Mew Gull

Larus canus - Goéland cendré

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Laridés

  • Genus
    :

    Larus

  • Species
    :

    canus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 46 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 106 à 125 cm.
  • Weight
    : 300 à 500 g
Longevity

24 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Mew Gull (Larus canus) is a species of bird in the Laridae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Larus canus canus (Iceland and the British Isles to White Sea)
  • Larus canus heinei (w Russia to c Siberia)
  • Larus canus kamtschatschensis (ne Siberia)
  • Larus canus brachyrhynchus (n Alaska, w Canada)

Foreign names

  • Goéland cendré,
  • Gaviota Cana,
  • Famego,
  • Sturmmöwe,
  • Dankasirály,
  • Stormmeeuw,
  • Gavina eurasiatica,
  • Fiskmås,
  • Fiskemåke,
  • čajka sivá,
  • racek bouřní,
  • Stormmåge,
  • kalalokki,
  • gavina cendrosa,
  • Stormmáfur,
  • mewa pospolita,
  • (kajaks), kaija,
  • sivi galeb,
  • Сизая чайка,
  • カモメ,
  • 海鸥,
  • นกนางนวลปากเหลือง,
  • 海鷗,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Grassland : Temperate ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands ; Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged), Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Mud Flats and Salt Flats, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Pastureland ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha)

Geographic range

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