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 19 videos
- 4.7 A bird on seco... Qatar, May 2008 Josep del Hoyo
- 4.2 Big colony Senegal, Apr 2010 Pascal Vagner
- 4.2 Exploring shal... Spain, Jan 2013 Juan Sanabria
- 4.2 A bird looking... Greece, Oct 2010 Theo Mamais
- 4 swimming around Spain, Dec 2010 Juan Sanabria
- 4 sub adult and ... Saudi Arab..., Jun 2012 mansorea
PhotosSee all 33 photos
- 4.6 With an itch Qatar, May 2011 John A Thompson
- 4.3 running on the... Israel, Feb 2012 Lior Kislev
- 4.2 An adult bird ... Spain, Dec 2012 Luis Mario Arce
- 4.2 At the shore The Gambia, Mar 2013 Klaus Lachenmaier
- 4.1 Slender-billed... Iran, Feb 2012 Ghaffar
- 4 Larus genei Spain, Dec 2007 Conrado Requena Aznar
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