Tag: Larus cachinnans

Deconstructing myths on large gulls and their impact onthreatened sympatric waterbirds

Yellow-legged Gull (Larus cachinnans) Science Article 2 abstract Owing to increasing population trends and facultative predatory habits, large gullshave been identified as significant agents of change in the alteration of manyecological communities. Often, they are perceived as negatively impacting thepopulation trends of most sympatric waterbirds. Consequently, culling programshave been implemented to remove adults, chicks and […]

Courtship feeding between Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans and Herring Gull L. argentatus in the Western Mediterranean

Yellow-legged Gull (Larus cachinnans) Science Article 1 abstract Several species of large white-headed gulls, genus Larus, often hybridize freely where they occur sympatrically (Ingolfsson 1987, Pierotti 1987, Spear 1987, Pierotti & Annett 1993). In the Ebro Delta (Ebro Delta National Park, 40

Predation by a Marsh Harrier Circusaeruginosus on Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellis nests

Yellow-legged Gull (Larus cachinnans) Science Article 3 abstract This note reports a case of predation by an adult female Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus onthree nests of Yellow-legged Gulls Larus michahellis at the Ebro Delta. The predation wasobserved on 4 April 2002 on one of the dykes that separate the saltpan-heaters of La Trinitat(Punta de la […]