Slender-billed Gull

Larus genei

Armenian Name: Ծովային աղավնաորոր
Species Status: Undetermined Species - Species of Special Concern
Slender-billed Gull

See Plate 32 for Slender-billed Gull and other similar species

Resident Status: Migrant, Summer Visitor
Abundance: Rare
Length:42-44 cm, Wing Span:100-110 cm
Distribution Map: Map 161.
Description: Long sloping forehead and long slender bill.
Adult (Breeding): White head, neck, under body, lower rump, and tail; pink tint on lower breast and belly. Back and wings are pale gray; dark tips on white outer primaries.
Adult (Non-breeding): Small dull ear spot and no pink tint.
Juvenile: Pale brownish ear spot and crown, grayish-brown back contrasts with paler wings.
Similar Species: Differs from Common Black-headed Gull by longer slimmer body, longer bill, sloping forehead, and pale eye.
Behavior: Walks and runs, often feeds by picking food from edge of water, or while swimming in shallows. Gregarious.
Habitat: Ponds, lakes, reservoirs.
Food: Invertebrates, fish.