Larus genei   Breme,  1839 (Bird)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Aves

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Size: 43 cm.

Voice: Deeper kuk.

Habits: Feeds on shoals of small fish, also scavenges from fishing boats.

Sexes alike. Very similar to Black-headed Gull, but distinguished from it by absence of the brown spots on ear-coverts, smaller head, long neck, longer and brighter red bill and legs.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Slenderbilled Gull (English)
• Slender-billed Gull (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Carnivorous, mostly fish.
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Goa, Agarwaddo marshes INDIA (Record: 03/1983)
• Goa, Terekhol Estuary INDIA
• Goa, Chapora estuary INDIA (Record: 13/01/2000, 12/1999, 01/2000)
• Goa, Santa Cruz INDIA (Record: 12/1999, 01/2000)
• Goa, Zuari river INDIA
• Goa INDIA (Record: 21/08/1996, 03/05/2001)

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at -
  • Kumar, A; Sati, JP; Tak, PC and Alfred, JRB (2005) Handbook on Indian wetland birds and their conservation Zoological Survey of India, Dehra Dun 468 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Lainer, H (2004) Birds of Goa : A reference book The Goa Foundation, Goa 244 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • PBase Available at -
  • (1997) Coastal marine environment of Gujarat 178pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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