Leucophaeus pipixcan (Wagler, 1831)
Family: Charadriiformes > Laridae
Franklin's Gull is a small, black-hooded gull that breeds in large colonies at marshland sites within the North American prairies. It is a rare visitor to Britain, with some individuals staying many months.
The floating nest of the Franklin's Gull gradually sinks as the material below the water surface decays, so requires continual maintenance and both parents will add new nest material daily.
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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.
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
|No. occupied in winter||5|
|% occupied in winter||0.2|
This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Franklin's Gull, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
|Field Codes||2-letter: FG | 5-letter code: FRAGU | Euring: 5770|
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