Gulls (Laridae)

Audouin's Gull (Larus audouinii) - HBW 3, p. 604

French: Goéland d'Audouin German: Korallenmöwe Spanish: Gaviota de Audouin

Taxonomy: Larus audouinii Payraudeau, 1826, Sardinia and Corsica.
Probably closest to L. canus. Monotypic.

Distribution: Mediterranean coasts, with main breeding areas at Ebro Delta (NE Spain) and Chafarinas Is (off NE Morocco), scattered colonies E to Tunisia, Aegean Sea, S Turkey and Cyprus. Winters S to Senegambia.