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Gulls (Laridae)

Sooty Gull (Larus hemprichii) - HBW 3, p. 603

French: Goéland de Hemprich German: Hemprichmöwe Spanish: Gaviota Cejiblanca
Other common names: Hemprich's/Aden Gull

Taxonomy: Larus (Adelarus) hemprichii Bruch, 1853, Red Sea.
Morphometrically linked with L. modestus and L. leucophthalmus. Monotypic.

Distribution: Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, and Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, E to S Pakistan, and S to N Kenya (Kiunga Is).

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