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 1 year 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 3 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
A second year bird searching for food and catching a little fish Locality La Strea, Porto Cesareo, Puglia (Apulia) Region, Italy (Monotypic species)
Dario Salemi 10 February 2016 14 weeks ago 1 min 31 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 71 photos
Some relaxed paddling.
Locality Cape Creek, Banjul, The Gambia
Mattias Hofstede 11 December 2013 2 years ago 4.9
Slender-billed Gull in the pond
Locality Circeo National Park, Lazio Region, Italy
marco branchi 4 May 2016 4 days ago ADDED LAST WEEK 4.8
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 4 years ago 4.5
A bird near the fish market
Locality Banjul, The Gambia
Paul van Giersbergen 5 May 2014 41 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 2 years ago 4.5
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