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Ross's Gull

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About the Ross's Gull

Also known as: Ross' Gull, Wedge-tailed Gull

The Ross's Gull is a small species of gull that breeds across parts of the high Arctic.

Ross's Gulls are colonial breeders. They may nest alongside other seabird species in the same colony. They feed on a wide variety of prey items, including fish, beetles, flies, and other insects.

Ross's Gulls are named in tribute to the British naval officer and explorer Sir James Clark Ross. Ross's Gulls have a very large natural range and their conservation status is Least Concern as of December 2014.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 02 January 2015
Scientific Name Rhodostethia rosea
  • Charadriiformes
  • Laridae
  • Rhodostethia
  • R. rosea
Birdorable Family Terns & Gulls
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 24 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
11.4 to 12.2 inches
35.4 to 39.4 inches
4.9 to 8.8 ounces
Range East Asia North America Arctic

International Names

  • 楔尾鸥 (Chinese)
  • racek růžový (Czech)
  • Rosenmåge (Danish)
  • Ross' Meeuw (Dutch)
  • ruusulokki (Finnish)
  • Mouette rosée (French)
  • Rosenmöwe (German)
  • Gabbiano polare di Ross (Italian)
  • ヒメクビワカモメ [himekubiwakamome] (Japanese)
  • 쇠목테갈매기 (Korean)
  • Rosenmåke (Norwegian)
  • mewa różowa (Polish)
  • Розовая чайка (Russian)
  • Gaviota Rosada (Spanish)
  • Rosenmås (Swedish)

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