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Larus canus (Mew Gull)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The common gull (Larus canus) is a medium-sized gull which breeds in northern Asia, northern Europe and northwestern North America. The North American subspecies is commonly referred to as the mew gull, although that name is also used by some authorities for the whole species. It migrates further south in winter. There are differing accounts as to how the species acquired its vernacular name (see section below).
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
0
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
5
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.02169
EDGE Score: 1.10582

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  431 grams
Birth Weight [1]  40 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Wetlands, Coastal cliffs and islands
Wintering Geography [2]  Pacific Coast
Wintering Habitat [2]  Coastal marine, Beaches and estuaries, Freshwater lakes and rivers
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fish [3]  40 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  40 %
Diet - Plants [3]  10 %
Diet - Scavenger [3]  10 %
Forages - Ground [3]  40 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  40 %
Forages - Underwater [3]  20 %
Female Maturity [1]  3 years
Male Maturity [1]  2 years
Clutch Size [1]  3
Clutches / Year [1]  1
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  2,100,000
Incubation [1]  23 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  34 years
Migration [4]  Intracontinental
Speed [5]  29.975 MPH (13.4 m/s)
Wing Span [5]  3.641 feet (1.11 m)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Ecosystems

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

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Predators

Providers

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Moscow Zoological Park
Tiergarten Heidelberg
Zoo de Pont-Scorff

Range Map

Distribution

North America; Vallée de la Haine en aval de Mons (Bernissart; Boussu; Hensies; Jurbise; Mons; Quaregnon; Saint-Ghi;

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
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9CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
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13Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
14International Flea Database
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