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 Larus michahellis

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2014 Not Recognised
2013 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2010 Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Albania Unknown Extant        
Algeria Native Extant        
Armenia Native Extant Yes      
Austria Native Extant       Yes
Bahrain Vagrant Extant        
Belarus Native Extant       Yes
Belgium Native Extant       Yes
Bosnia and Herzegovina Native Extant Yes      
Cape Verde Vagrant Extant        
Croatia Native Extant       Yes
Cyprus Native Extant   Yes    
Czech Republic Native Extant       Yes
Denmark Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Egypt Native Extant   Yes    
Finland Vagrant Extant        
France Native Extant     Yes Yes
Gambia Vagrant Extant        
Georgia Native Extant Yes      
Germany Native Extant Yes      
Gibraltar (to UK) Native Extant       Yes
Greece Native Extant     Yes Yes
Hungary Native Extant     Yes Yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Iraq Native Extant   Yes    
Ireland Native Extant        
Israel Native Extant       Yes
Italy Native Extant       Yes
Jordan Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Kuwait Unknown Extant        
Lebanon Native Extant       Yes
Libya Native Extant   Yes    
Liechtenstein Vagrant Extant        
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant Yes      
Malta Native Extant       Yes
Mauritania Native Extant   Yes    
Monaco Unknown Extant        
Montenegro Native Extant       Yes
Morocco Native Extant       Yes
Netherlands Native Extant       Yes
Nigeria Vagrant Extant        
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant   Yes    
Poland Native Extant     Yes Yes
Portugal Native Extant       Yes
Russia (European) Native Extant     Yes Yes
Saudi Arabia Native Extant   Yes    
Senegal Vagrant Extant        
Serbia Native Extant       Yes
Slovakia Native Extant     Yes Yes
Slovenia Native Extant     Yes Yes
Spain Native Extant     Yes Yes
Sweden Vagrant Extant        
Switzerland Native Extant       Yes
Syria Native Extant       Yes
Tunisia Native Extant       Yes
Turkey Native Extant       Yes
United Kingdom Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Western Sahara Native Extant Yes      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Portugal Berlengas site factsheet
Slovenia River Drava site factsheet
Slovenia Sečovlje saltpans site factsheet
Spain Entorno marino de las rías Baixas site factsheet
Spain Plataforma Marina del Delta del Ebro - Columbretes site factsheet

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Larus michahellis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2015. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2015) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2015.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Not Recognised
Family Laridae (Gulls, Terns, Skimmers)
Species name author J.F. Naumann, 1840
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species