Herring gull

Herring gull is a common name for several birds in the genus Larus, all formerly treated as a single species.

Three species are still combined in some taxonomies:

Additional species formerly included within this species include:

  • Armenian gull (Larus armenicus) – Caucasus and Middle East
  • Caspian gull (Larus cachinnans) – Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis) – Southern Europe, North Africa and Middle East

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