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Olrog's Gull Larus atlanticus

  • Order: Charadriiformes
  • Family: Laridae
  • Authors: Yorio, Pablo
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The Olrog’s Gull is a threatened endemic species of the Atlantic coast of Argentina. It has a restricted breeding distributional range, small total population size and a rather specialized feeding ecology, consuming mostly crabs during the breeding season. In winter, part of the population may disperse north, reaching Uruguay and Brazil.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Yorio, Pablo. (2009). Olrog's Gull (Larus atlanticus), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/olrgul1