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Larus glaucoides (Iceland Gull)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Iceland gull (Larus glaucoides) is a medium size gull which breeds in the Arctic regions of Canada and Greenland, but not Iceland, where it is only seen in the winter. The genus name is from Latin Larus which appears to have referred to a gull or other large seabird. The specific glaucoides denotes its resemblance to Larus glaucus, a synonym of Larus hyperboreus, the glaucous gull; -oides is Ancient Greek and means "resembling". The American taxon Kumlien's gull is often considered a subspecies, L. g. kumlieni, of Iceland gull.
View Wikipedia Record: Larus glaucoides

Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
0
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
3
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 1.05455
EDGE Score: 0.720055

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  2.086 lbs (946 g)
Breeding Habitat [2]  Arctic coastal
Wintering Geography [2]  Northern U.S./Canada
Wintering Habitat [2]  Beaches and estuaries, Coastal marine, Freshwater lakes and rivers
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore, Granivore
Diet - Endothermic [3]  20 %
Diet - Fish [3]  50 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  20 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  10 %
Forages - Ground [3]  30 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  50 %
Forages - Underwater [3]  20 %
Female Maturity [1]  4 years
Male Maturity [1]  4 years
Clutch Size [1]  2.39
Clutches / Year [1]  1
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  200,000
Incubation [1]  25 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  33 years
Speed [4]  35.567 MPH (15.9 m/s)
Wing Span [5]  4.756 feet (1.45 m)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Consumers

Range Map

Distribution

North America;

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Hamish 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
4Alerstam T, Rosén M, Bäckman J, Ericson PGP, Hellgren O (2007) Flight Speeds among Bird Species: Allometric and Phylogenetic Effects. PLoS Biol 5(8): e197. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050197
5British Trust for Ornithology
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
Crosswinds Marsh, Wayne County, Michigan
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Tawas Point State Park
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