Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Larus fuscus Common name Lesser Black-backed Gull
Population name heuglini, NE Europe & W Siberia/SW Asia & NE Africa
Breeding range S Kola Peninsula E to Taymyr Peninsula Non-breeding range SW Asia S to E Africa & NW India, Sri Lanka
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Asia Europe
Notes Sometimes treated as subspecies of argentatus or a distinct species, Larus heuglini. Includes "taimyrensis" in W Taymyr. In WPE 2 considered as 2 populations of Larus argentatus, L.a.heuglini & L.a.taimyrensis. In WPE 1 considered as 2 populations of Larus cachinnans, L.c.heuglini & L.c.taimyrensis

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 3 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 4 0 0 25,000 1,000,000 [S1928] [R32]
WPE 5 0 0 25,000 1,000,000 Best guess [S7029] [R32]
CSR 4 0 0 -1 -1 No estimate
CSR 5 0 0 -1 -1 No estimate
CSR 6 -1 -1 25,000 1,000,000 Best guess

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 0 0 Unknown No idea
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 5 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 6 0 0 Unknown No idea

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 0 -1
WPE 4 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 10000
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R32 - Balachandran, S., in litt. 2005.
  • R66 - BirdLife International Website 2002

Notes

  • S1928 - 33: Indian population estimated at 40,000.
  • S7029 - 33: Indian population estimated at 40,000.



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