Herring Gull

Herring Gull


Literature Herring Gull
[order] Charadriiformes |

Herring Gull determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Laridae | [latin] Larus argentatus | [UK] Herring Gull | [FR] Goéland argenté | [DE] Silbermöwe | [ES] Gaviota Argéntea | [IT] Gabbiano reale nordico | [NL] Zilvermeeuw


Reduced availability of refuse and breeding output in a herring gull (Larus argentatus) colony
Author(s): Kilpi, M. & Öst, M.1998
Abstract: We studied the reproductive performance of herring gulls (Larus argentatus) in an old stable colony in SW Finland. Over the period 1993-1997, the colony decreased, and the garbage dumps the birds may have utilised have all closed. This had an effect ..[more]..
Source: Ann. Zool. Fennici 35: 37-42
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Breeding Lesser Black-backed Gulls Larus graellsii and Herring Gulls Larus argentatus: Coexistence or competition?
Author(s): Garthe S., Freyer T., Hueppop O. & Woelke D.
Abstract: While Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus graellsii numbers increase substantially at the German North Sea coast since the late 1980s, Herring Gull Larus argentatus numbers have been roughly stable since the mid-1980s. In order to investigate whether a di..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 87 (2): 227-236.
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Between the Herring Gull and the bulldozer
Author(s): J. Bellebaum
Abstract: Flock composition and interspecific dominance were studied in Black-headed Gulls and Herring Gulls wintering at an inland refuse dump in Germany. Herring Gulls were the dominant species and forced the much more numerous Black-headed Gulls to forage c..[more]..
Source: Ornis Fennica 82:166-171. 2005
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Nitrite poisoning in herring gulls (Larus argentatus) and ring-billed gulls (Larus delawarensis)
Author(s): David H. Ley
Abstract: Landfill disposal of a fertilizer manufacturing waste product was associated with a die-off of gulls in New Hanover County, North Carolina. An estimated 250 herring and ring-billed gulls were found dead at the site following the initial disposal of t..[more]..
Source: Journal of Wildlife Dccemes. 2 2 0 ) . 1986. pp 3f31-384
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Skull Deformity in a Herring Gull Chick (Larus argentatus)
Author(s): William Threlfall and Nicole A. Roy
Abstract: A skull deformity resulting in death of a herring gull chick (Larus argentatus) is
described in detail. The bones of the skull and upper jaw were twisted, assymetrical and of unusual size or absent. The lower jaw had an almost ‘ ‘spoon-like” externa..[more]..
Source: Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 24(1), 1988, pp 133-136
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Diseases and Pathological Conditions of the Herring Gull
Author(s): William Threlfall
Abstract: Many wild birds are parasitised by organisms that afflict domestic animals particularly poultry, and even man. Perhaps the best examples are the encephalomyelitis viruses which can kill domestic animals and man, but which have little or no effect on ..[more]..
Source: Bull. Wildlife Disease Assoc. Vol. 3, April, 1967
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Courtship feeding between Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans and Herring Gull L. argentatus in the Western Mediterranean
Author(s): Daniel Oro
Abstract: Several species of large white-headed gulls, genus Larus, often hybridize freely where they occur sympatrically (Ingolfsson 1987, Pierotti 1987, Spear 1987, Pierotti & Annett 1993). In the Ebro Delta (Ebro Delta National Park, 40º37’N, 00º35’E, north..[more]..
Source: Marine Ornithology 25: 74-75 (1997)
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The impact of additional food provisioning on chick growth and breeding output in the Herring Gull Larus argentatus-a pilot experiment.
Author(s): Van Klinken A.
Abstract: By providing 15 Herring Gull Larus argentatus pairs on Schiermonnikoog, Dutch Frisian Islands, in 1987 with supplementary food I attempted to test the hypothesis that food availability is at present a limiting factor in the breeding success of this g..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 80 (1): 151-155.
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Effects of changes in the availability of human refuse on breeding parameters in a Herring Gull Larus argentatus population in Brittany, France
Author(s): Pons J.M.
Abstract: Feeding behaviour and breeding parameters of Herring Gulls Larus argentatus were studied on Treberon, France, before (1983-88) and after (1989) a decrease of 80% in the amount of refuse dumped at a nearby tip. In 1989, fewer gulls visited the refuse ..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 80 (1): 143-150
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Egg predation in the Herring Gull Larus argentatus: Why does it vary so much between nests?
Author(s): Brouwer A. & Spaans A.L
Abstract: We studied egg loss in Herring Gulls Larus argentatus on the Dutch Frisian Island of Terschelling. Conspecific egg predation was the main cause of egg loss. Late breeding, a small inter-nest distance and a low vegetation cover enhanced egg predation…[more]..
Source: ARDEA 82 (2): 223-230.
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Herring Gull Larus argentatus and Lesser Black-backed Gull L. fuscus feeding at fishing vessels in the breeding season: Competitive scavenging versus efficient flying
Author(s): Camphuysen C.J.
Abstract: The distribution and feeding range of Herring Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gulls breeding on the Dutch Wadden Sea islands were assessed, using the results of ship-based surveys in the southern North Sea. The occurrence of both species in association..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 83 (2): 365-380.
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All of Laridae

  1. Audouins Gull
  2. Larus audouinii
  1. Black-headed Gull
  2. Larus ridibundus
  1. Black-legged Kittiwake
  2. Rissa tridactyla
  1. Franklins Gull
  2. Larus pipixcan
  1. Great Black-Backed Gull
  2. Larus marinus
  1. Grey-headed Gull
  2. Larus cirrocephalus
  1. Herring Gull
  2. Larus argentatus
  1. Ivory Gull
  2. Pagophila eburnea
  1. Laughing Gull
  2. Larus atricilla
  1. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  2. Larus fuscus
  1. Little Gull
  2. Larus minutus
  1. Mediterranean Gull
  2. Larus melanocephalus
  1. Ring-billed Gull
  2. Larus delawarensis
  1. Rosss Gull
  2. Rhodostethia rosea
  1. Yellow-Legged Gull
  2. Larus cachinnans
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