Glaucous-winged Gull

Larus glaucescens (Naumann, 1840) JG GLWGU 5960
Family: Charadriiformes > Laridae

A large pale-winged gull that breeds along northern Pacific coasts, a sighting of one on a landfill site in Gloucestershire in 2006 was the first British record.

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  • Breeding
  • Winter
153 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
153 records

BTO RECORDS

153 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
153 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.

Glaucous-winged Gull winter distribution 2008-11
Britain and Ireland Winter Distribution 2008-2011.
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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 Glaucous-winged 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

Welsh: Gwylan Adeinlas
Catalan: gavià glauc
Czech: racek šedokrídlý
Danish: Gråvinget Måge
Dutch: Beringmeeuw
Estonian: hele-kiltkajakas
Finnish: amerikanisolokki
French: Goéland à ailes grises
German: Beringmöwe
Hungarian: bering-tengeri sirály
Icelandic: Heiðmáfur
Italian: Gabbiano di Bering
Latvian: peleksparnu kaija
Lithuanian: blyškiasparnis kiras
Norwegian: Gråvingemåke
Polish: mewa lodowa
Portuguese: gaivota-do-mar-de-bering
Slovak: cajka ladová
Slovenian: sinji galeb
Spanish: Gaviota de Bering
Swedish: gråvingad trut

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