Ross's Gull (Rhodostethia rosea) - HBW 3, p. 620
French: Mouette rosée
Spanish: Gaviota Rosada
Other common names: Rosy Gull
Taxonomy: Larus roseus MacGillivray, 1824, Melville Peninsula, Canada.
Relationships rather obscure. Resembles Larus minutus in size and plumage sequence, but with very different adult plumage. Morphometric analysis suggests it is an early derivative of a primitive larid or of a hooded larid. Monotypic.
Distribution: NE Siberia, from Taymyr Peninsula E to R Kolyma; also locally in Greenland, and irregularly in Canada. Winters mainly in Arctic. Limits of distribution very poorly known for all seasons.
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VideosSee all 13 videos
A small flock in breeding plumage calling and displaying in wet tundra Locality Pyasina Delta, Taymyr Peninsula, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Eastern Russia, Russia (Monotypic species)
Laurent Demongin 8 July 2008 4 years ago 23 sec 4.4
nearby a common black-headed gull Locality Numansdorp, South Holland Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 25 April 2011 2 years ago 1 min 17 sec 4.3
A first winter bird feeding on a fresh water stream Locality Ormsary, Kintyre, Scotland, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Ian Fulton 23 December 2006 7 years ago 21 sec 4.1
An adult in winter plumage foraging on a calm sea at high tide and then flying away Locality Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 30 March 2002 2 years ago 1 min 8 sec 4
A adult bird in winter plumage, foraging around and flying away. Locality Rotterdam, South Holland Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 25 April 2011 2 years ago 1 min 31 sec 3.8
A small flock in breeding plumage feeding in wet tundra Locality Pyasina Delta, Taymyr Peninsula, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Eastern Russia, Russia (Monotypic species)
Laurent Demongin 8 July 2008 4 years ago 35 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 12 photos
Locality Numansdorp, South Holland Province, Netherlands
Cock Reijnders 24 April 2011 2 years ago 4.2
Adult non breeding, very rare in the Nethelands!
Locality South Holland Province, Netherlands
Paul Cools 25 April 2011 1 year ago 4.2
First winter bird standing on the beach at the Lagares river mouth
Locality Vigo, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain (Monotypic species)
Luis Mario Arce 15 February 2014 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4
Four birds flying, at Lower Kolyma River.
Locality Nizhnekolymsky District, Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Eastern Russia, Russia
Alexdersu 14 June 2007 2 years ago 4
first winter bird
Locality Douarnenez, Finistère, Bretagne, France
AurélienAudevard 1 January 2008 4 years ago 4
Ross's Gull in Spring
Locality Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Eastern Russia, Russia
Alexdersu 1 June 2007 2 years ago 3.8