Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei) - HBW 3, p. 616
French: Goéland railleur
Spanish: Gaviota Picofina
Taxonomy: Larus Geneï Brème, 1839, Sardinia.
Nearest relative uncertain: although white-headed, has display repertoire more like that of the hooded gulls, and possibly closest to L. bulleri. Formerly listed as L. gelastes. Monotypic.
Distribution: Widely scattered, isolated localities from Senegal, Mauritania, S & E Iberia through Mediterranean, Black Sea, Asia Minor and Middle East to E Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and NW India. Winters S to Horn of Africa.
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VideosSee all 29 videos
A bird on second calendar year standing close to Socotra Cormorants Locality Al Ruwais, Al Shamal, Qatar (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 15 May 2008 7 years ago 29 sec 4.6
immature on the wáter ( Al laqbi, Sawqirah ) Locality Al Lakbi, Al Wusta Governorate, Oman
Ferran Vaquero 5 January 2015 50 weeks ago 42 sec 4.5
A bird looking for food. Locality Axios Delta, Central Macedonia Region, Greece
Theo Mamais 24 October 2010 5 years ago 1 min 13 sec 4.4
Look at that feeding tecnique Locality Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Andalucia, Spain
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2013 2 years ago 1 min 4.4
A bird feeding Locality Salines de la Trinitat, Punta de la Banya, Ebro Delta, Tarragona Province, Catalonia, Spain (Monotypic species)
Pedro Rubio 1994 13 years ago 10 sec 4.4
Adults breeding in a mixed colony with Mediterranean Gull. Locality Valli di Comacchio, Po Delta Regional Park, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy (Monotypic species)
Pierandrea Brichetti 13 May 2001 2 years ago 1 min 1 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 61 photos
Some relaxed paddling.
Locality Cape Creek, Banjul, The Gambia
Mattias Hofstede 11 December 2013 2 years ago 4.9
With an itch
Locality Al Wakrah Beach, Al Wakrah, Qatar
John A Thompson 19 May 2011 4 years ago 4.7
running on the water
Locality Ma'agan Michael, Israel
Lior Kislev 22 February 2012 3 years ago 4.5
A bird near the fish market
Locality Banjul, The Gambia
Paul van Giersbergen 5 May 2014 27 weeks ago 4.5
A nest with egg and recently hatched chicks.
Locality Valli di Comacchio, Po Delta Regional Park, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy (Monotypic species)
Pierandrea Brichetti 3 June 1985 1 year ago 4.5
Seen on the coast of Kutch
Locality Kutch District, Gujarat, India
jugal Tiwari 12 February 2014 1 year ago 4.5
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