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

Great Black-headed Gull - Larus ichthyaetus Pallas, 1773

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 2 international agreements


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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

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Alcatraz-de-cabeça-preta Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Fischmöwe German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Gabbiano del Pallas Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Gavión Cabecinegro Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Goéland ichthyaète French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Great Black-headed Gull English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Halászsirály Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Mewa orlica Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Mustapäälokki Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Racek velký Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Reuzenzwartkopmeeuw Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Svarthuvad trut 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:05730 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (invalid) 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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