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European Herring Gull

(Larus argentatus)
German name(s): "Silbermöwe"
Size: 60-67 cm (male), 55-62 cm (female); wing span: 1.25-1.55 m
Weight: 1.05-1.5 kg (male), 0.71-1.1 kg (female)

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See European Herring Gull at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "argentatus"

ADULT

BREEDING

Lateral view of a European Herring Gull in breeding plumage; note the absence of streaking from head and neck (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[Near Noordwijk, Zuid Holland, Netherlands, November 2016]

NON-BREEDING

Lateral view of a European Herring Gull in non-breeding plumage; note the streaking on the head (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[Near Noordwijk, Zuid Holland, Netherlands, November 2016]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Lateral view of a third-winter European Herring Gull; note the streaking on the head, nape of the neck and, in particular, the greyish-brown barring on the wing coverts (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[Near Noordwijk, Zuid Holland, Netherlands, November 2016]

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