Audouin's Gull

Larus audouinii (Payraudeau, 1826)

Summary

Medium-sized gull with an medium population (actual number in the order of many tens of thousands of individuals) and has an medium distribution area (restricted mainly to the Mediterranean Sea).
Species with dispersive and migratory populations. It nests on islands, islets and deltas in the Mediterranean and winters mainly along the coasts of Europe and Africa, in the Western Mediterranean and along the coast of West Africa.
The evolution trend of the global population is stable.

Global conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN ver. 3.1, 2010)
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Common names

  • Audouin's Gull

Subspecies

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Behavior

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Flight

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Habitat

It nests in colonies on islands, islets and deltas in the Mediterranean, on rocky slopes, sandy beaches and marshes. Highlight to the Ebro Delta in Spain, where nest more than half of the pairs.
Winters along the coasts of Europe and Africa, in the Western Mediterranean, the Aegean Sea, along the Mediterranean coast of Turkey and along the coast of West Africa, preferring areas with sheltered bays, sandy beaches and salt-works.

Feed

It feeds mainly on fish and offal thrown into the sea by fishing boats, but also aquatic insects, molluscs, crustaceans and plant matter.

Breeding

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Predators

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