Yellow-Legged Gull determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Laridae | [latin] Larus cachinnans | [UK] Yellow-Legged Gull | [FR] Goéland leucophée | [DE] Mittelmeermöwe | [ES] Gaviota patiamarilla | [IT] Gabbiano reale | [NL] Geelpootmeeuw

Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Larus michahellis michahellis w and s Europe, nw Africa, Mediterranean
  2. Larus michahellis atlantis Azore, Madeira and Canary Is.
  3. Larus michahellis EU w


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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Deconstructing myths on large gulls and their impact on threatened sympatric waterbirds
Author(s): D. Oro & A. Mart´?nez-Abra´?n
Abstract: Owing to increasing population trends and facultative predatory habits, large gulls have been identified as significant agents of change in the alteration of many ecological communities. Often, they are perceived as negatively impacting the popula..[more]..
Source: Animal Conservation 10 (2007) 117-126
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Predation by a Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus on Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis nests
Author(s): Albert Bertolero
Abstract: This note reports a case of predation by an adult female Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus on three nests of Yellow-legged Gulls Larus michahellis at the Ebro Delta. The predation was observed on 4 April 2002 on one of the dykes that separate the sa..[more]..
Source: Revista Catalana d'Ornitologia 19:38-40, 2002
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