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Larus dominicanus

Kelp Gull

  • Order: Charadriiformes
  • Family: Laridae

Authors: Contreras-González, A.M., C. Rodríguez-Flores, C. Soberanes-González & M.C. Arizmendi

Conservation

Conservation status

It is a Least Concern species globally, and have not estimated their population trends. In the south of Buenos Aires (Argentina) 105 colonies were quantified in 55 locations, and the average size of the colonies is of 184 individuals. Recent trends have seen an increase in their populations because they are fed artificial food provided by humans. Among the conservation proposals are garbage collection, proper disposal of wastewater, and ongoing monitoring of the populations.

Effects of human activity on populations

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Recommended Citation

Contreras-González, A.M., C. Rodríguez-Flores, C. Soberanes-González & M.C. Arizmendi. 2010. Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=162101