Aves | Ciconiiformes | Laridae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Lepage, D. 2007. (Ref. 7816)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 38.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 120.00 g (Ref. 356)
Climate / Range
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Culmen: 3.754 cm; tarsus: 2.079 cm; wing: 27.96 cm.
Total Length: 32 to 38 cm; Wingspan: 79 to 81 cm (Ref. 8812). A coastal species (Ref. 356). Primarily forages inshore. In the North Sea off the east coast of Scotland and northern England, they are known to partially feed on the sandeel, Ammodytes marinus. Breeding pairs share incubation and chick-rearing duties in nesting colonies (Ref. 95711). Displays dipping behavior (Ref. 356). They surface-feed by scooping prey from the water and carry it in their bills. Adults feed their chicks with regurgitated food (Ref. 95711).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100)