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Dolphin Gull (Leucophaeus scoresbii)

Dolphin Gull (Leucophaeus scoresbii)

Dolphin Gull (Leucophaeus scoresbii)

Class: Aves
Family: Laridae
Common Name: Dolphin Gull
Genus: Leucophaeus
Species Name: scoresbii

About The Dolphin Gull

This species is known from colonies around the coasts of southern Chile and Argentina, Tierra de Fuego, and the Falklands Islands (Islas Malvinas). Colonies are numerous along the South American coast, but tend to be very small, rarely exceeding 200 pairs (del Hoyo et al. 1996). In Argentina, the total population has been estimated at c.700 pairs. On the Falklands, there are 3,000-6,000 pairs which are widely distributed in small colonies (Woods and Woods 1997).

Rights Holder: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Bibliographic Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Larus scoresbii. In: IUCN 2014 . IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1 . <www.iucnredlist.org>

Trips Where Observed

Antarctica and Argentina

Member Lifelists

South America

Sites Where Observed


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