Glaucous Gull

About the Glaucous Gull

The Glaucous Gull is a very large species of gull that lives across the Northern Hemisphere. It breeds in the high Arctic and northern Atlantic coasts of Europe, and typically spends the winter in northern coastal locations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Glaucous Gulls nest on cliffs or on the ground in coastal locations. It may breed by marine or freshwater bodies. They are pale birds that take four years to reach their adult plumage.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 02 December 2014
Scientific Name
Larus hyperboreus
  • Charadriiformes
  • Laridae
  • Larus
  • L. hyperboreus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 4 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
26.8 inches
58.7 to 71.7 inches
44.1 to 95.2 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 北极鸥
Czech (Cesky) racek šedý
Danish (Dansk) Gråmåge
Dutch (Nederlands) Grote Burgemeester
Finnish (Suomi) isolokki
French (Français) Goéland bourgmestre
German (Deutsch) Eismöwe
Italian (Italiano) Gabbiano glauco
Japanese (日本語) シロカモメ [shirokamome]
Korean (한국어) 흰갈매기
Norwegian (Norsk) Polarmåke
Polish (Polski) mewa blada
Russian (русский язык) Бургомистр
Spanish (Español) Gavión Hiperbóreo
Swedish (Svenska) Vittrut
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