Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Charadriiformes > Family: Laridae > Genus: Xema > Species: Xema sabini

Sabine's Gull - Xema sabini (Sabine, 1819)

Images from the web

Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 18 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code A178


The distribution map is currently disabled. A new map solution will soon become available. In the meantime, please consult other species distribution map providers listed in the Other resources panel below.

Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected sites

Please note the site map takes a while to display.

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (Larus sabini)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Fecskesirály Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Gabbiano di Sabine Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Gaivota de Sabine Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Gaviota de Sabine Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Mouette de Sabine French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sabine's Gull English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sabinemåke Norwegian Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning
Schwalbenmöwe German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tärnmås Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tiiralokki Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vorkstaartmeeuw Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Larus sabini Sabine, 1819
Larus (Xenia) sabini

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100