Gulls (Laridae)

Black-tailed Gull (Larus crassirostris) - HBW 3, p. 602

French: Goéland à queue noire German: Japanmöwe Spanish: Gaviota Japonesa
Other common names: Temminck's Gull (Russia)

Taxonomy: Larus crassirostris Vieillot, 1818, Nagasaki, Japan.
Relationships unclear; some analyses place present species closest to L. hemprichii, others to L. heermanni. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Russia (S Kuril Is, Sakhalin, Popov I, Moneron I, Peter the Great Bay), Japan, Korea and E China (Shandong). More widespread in winter, occurring S to N East China Sea.