Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Charadriiformes > Family: Laridae > Genus: Larus > Species: Larus hyperboreus

Glaucous Gull - Larus hyperboreus Gunnerus, 1767

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 3 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code A186


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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 in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000143 Spain Marismas de Santoña, Victoria y Joyel y Ría de Ajo Map
ES1300007 Spain Marismas de Santoña, Victoria y Joyel Map
SE0230268 Sweden Vättern (östra) Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Eismöwe German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Gabbiano glauco Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Gaivota-hiperbórea Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Gavión Hiperbóreo Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Glaucous Gull English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Goéland bourgmestre French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Grote Burgemeester Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Isolokki Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Jeges sirály Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Mewa blada Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Racek šedý Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vittrut Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:05990 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea 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
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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