American Herring Gull

Larus smithsonianus (Coues, 1862) AH 26560
Family: Charadriiformes > Laridae

Recently recognized as as a separate species, only juvenile birds can be safely identified by their darker plumage.

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  • Breeding
  • Winter
1.3k records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
1.3k records

BTO RECORDS

1.3k records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
1.3k records

BTO RECORDS

Identification

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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.

CONSERVATION STATUS

This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.

POPULATION SIZE

We have no population estimates for this scarce species.

DISTRIBUTION

This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.

Occupied 10-km squares in UK

DISTRIBUTION CHANGE

This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.

Movement

Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.

RINGING RECOVERIES

View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.

Biology

Lifecycle and body size information about American Herring Gull, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.

PRODUCTIVITY & NESTING

Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.

CODES & CLASSIFICATION

For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Catalan: gavià argentat americà
Danish: Amerikansk Sølvmåge
Dutch: Amerikaanse Zilvermeeuw
Estonian: ameerika hõbekajakas
Finnish: amerikanharmaalokki
French: Goéland hudsonien
German: Kanadamöwe
Hungarian: amerikai ezüstsirály
Italian: Gabbiano reale americano
Norwegian: Amerikagråmåke
Polish: mewa popielata
Portuguese: gaivota-prateada-americana
Slovak: cajka západná
Spanish: Gaviota argéntea americana
Swedish: kanadatrut

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