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Slender-billed Gull

Slender-billed Vulture

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  • Zosterops lateralis
  • Warblers & Whatnots

About the Slender-billed Gull

Also known as: Rosy Gull

The Slender-billed Gull is a medium-sized species of Old World gull. Slender-billed Gulls breed along coastal areas of the Mediterranean, Black, and Caspian Seas, as well as the Persian Gull and inland lakes in parts of eastern Europe and central Asia.

Slender-billed Gulls feed on fish by diving into the water to catch suitable prey. They also feed on invertebrates sought via beak-probing into mud or sand. They may also feed on insects caught on the wing.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 02 January 2015
Scientific Name Chroicocephalus genei
  • Charadriiformes
  • Laridae
  • Chroicocephalus
  • C. genei
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
16.5 to 17.3 inches
40 to 43 inches
Range South Europe West Asia Central Asia North Africa

International Names

  • 细嘴鸥 (Chinese)
  • racek tenkozobý (Czech)
  • Tyndnæbbet Måge (Danish)
  • Dunbekmeeuw (Dutch)
  • kaitanokkalokki (Finnish)
  • Goéland railleur (French)
  • Dünnschnabelmöwe (German)
  • Gabbiano roseo (Italian)
  • ハシボソカモメ [hashibosokamome] (Japanese)
  • Smalnebbmåke (Norwegian)
  • mewa cienkodzioba (Polish)
  • Морской голубок (Russian)
  • Gaviota Picofina (Spanish)
  • Långnäbbad mås (Swedish)