Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii   [Payraudeau, 1826]

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Order: Charadriiformes Family: Laridae
BTO Codes: , EURING No: 5880
Number in Britain: Fewer than 20 records
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: 1 Global Conservation Concern; Localised
Global: Near Threatened (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Accidental
Subspecies: Monotypic
Length: 50 cm Wingspan: 127 cm Weight: -    
Scientific name from: Gr.: laros=a seabird and after Jean Victoire Audouin (1797-1841), French naturalist and author
World Distribution: Islands in Mediterranean
Habitat: Seacoasts
Diet: Mostly fish, also invertebrates, small birds and plant material
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Records and Distribution

First Record: Kent, 2003 (Walker, D. 2004. British Birds 97:536-541)
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 2 Summary of Records by Year
Most Likely to Occur in: Too few records
Most Recent County Records:
   North-east England: East Yorkshire (2005),
   North-west England:
   English Midlands:
   Eastern England:
   South-east England: Kent (2007),
   South-west England: Devon (2007),

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Other Names

Gaelic: Welsh:
Danish: Audouinsmåge Dutch: Audouins Meeuw
Finnish: Välimerenlokki French: Goéland d'Audouin
German: Korallenmöwe Hungarian: Korallsirály
Icelandic: Kóralmáfur Irish:
Italian: Gabbiano corso Norwegian: Audoumåke
Polish: Mewa sródziemnomorska Portuguese: Alcatraz de Audouin
Spanish: Gaviota de Audouin Swedish: Rödnäbadd trut

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