Gulls (Laridae)

Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei) - HBW 3, p. 616

French: Goéland railleur German: Dünnschnabelmöwe 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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