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Larus michahellis (Yellow-legged Gull)

Wikipedia Abstract

The yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis), sometimes referred to as western yellow-legged gull (to distinguish it from eastern populations of yellow-legged large white-headed gulls), is a large gull of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, which has only recently achieved wide recognition as a distinct species. It was formerly treated as a subspecies of either the Caspian gull L. cachinnans, or more broadly as a subspecies of the herring gull L. argentatus.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
0
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
4
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 1.16132
EDGE Score: 0.770718

Attributes

Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Endothermic [1]  20 %
Diet - Fish [1]  40 %
Diet - Invertibrates [1]  30 %
Diet - Scavenger [1]  10 %
Forages - Ground [1]  30 %
Forages - Water Surface [1]  30 %
Forages - Underwater [1]  40 %
Incubation [2]  28 days
Wing Span [2]  4.3 feet (1.3 m)

Prey / Diet

Anthias anthias (Swallowtail seaperch)[3]
Apogon imberbis (cardinalfish)[3]
Calonectris diomedea (Scopoli's Shearwater)[3]
Diretmus argenteus (discfish)[3]
Electrona risso (Risso's lanternfish)[3]
Janthina janthina (janthina)[3]
Kondakovia longimana (Giant Warty Squid)[4]
Lepas anatifera (duck barnacle)[3]
Lobianchia gemellarii (Lanternfish)[3]
Oceanodroma castro (Band-rumped Storm-Petrel)[3]
Odontomacrurus murrayi (Large fang rattail)[3]
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit)[3]
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)[3]
Rattus rattus (black rat)[3]
Trachurus picturatus (Scad)[3]

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
3POPULATION STATUS AND DIET OF THE YELLOW-LEGGED GULL IN THE AZORES, VERÓNICA C. NEVES, NADIA MURDOCH & ROBERT W. FURNESS, ARQUIPÉLAGO. Ciências Biológicas e Marinhas Nº 23A (2006): 59-73
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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