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 No estimate
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1 No estimate
WPE 3 0 0 -1 -1 No estimate
WPE 4 0 0 25,000 1,000,000 No quality assessment [S1928] [R32]
WPE 5 0 0 25,000 1,000,000 Best guess [S7029] [R32]
AEWA CSR 4 0 0 -1 -1 No estimate
AEWA CSR 5 0 0 -1 -1 No estimate
AEWA CSR 6 -1 -1 25,000 1,000,000 Best guess
AEWA CSR 7 -1 -1 25,000 1,000,000 Best guess
AEWA CSR 8 2000 2020 330,000 660,000 Best guess [S9480] [R1625] [R1628]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown No quality assessment
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown No quality assessment
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown No quality assessment
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown No quality assessment
WPE 5 0 0 Unknown No idea
AEWA CSR 4 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
AEWA CSR 5 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
AEWA CSR 6 0 0 Unknown No idea
AEWA CSR 7 0 0 Unknown No idea
AEWA CSR 8 0 0 Unknown No idea

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 -1 -1 Not Set
WPE 2 -1 -1 Not Set
WPE 3 -1 -1 Not Set
WPE 4 -1 -1 Not Set
WPE 5 2012 10000
AEWA CSR 4 -1 -1 Not Set
AEWA CSR 5 -1 -1 Not Set
AEWA CSR 6 -1 -1 Not Set
AEWA CSR 7 2012 10000
AEWA CSR 8 2012 10000

References

  • R32 - Balachandran, S., in litt. 2005.
  • R66 - BirdLife International Website 2002
  • R1625 - BirdLife International (in prep) European Red List of Birds. Deliverable to the European Commission (DG Environment) in 2021 under Service Contract ENV.D.3/SER/2018/0018.
  • R1628 - Kalyakin, M., Morkovin, A. Voltzit, O., Sklyarenko, S., Urazaliyev, R., Kashkarov, R., Ten, A, Rustamov, E (2020): Breeding population estimates for selected waterbirds in West Siberia and Central Asia. Unpublished reports. Wetlands International & BirdLife International, Wageningen & Cambridge (UK).

Notes

  • S1928 - Balachandran (2005): Indian population estimated at 40,000.
  • S7029 - Balachandran (2005): Indian population estimated at 40,000.
  • S9480 - 10,000-20,000 pairs in European RU (BirdLife International, in prep.) and 100,000-200,000 pairs in West Siberia (Kalyakin et al., 2020) or 330,000-660,000 individuals.



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