1146. Larus vegAe

1146. SUBSP. LARUS VEGAE.
Larus vegoe, Stejn. Auk, 1888, p. 310 ; Saunders, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxv. p. 269 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 1028 ; Ridgway, p. 30 ; L. occidentalis (nec. Aud.), Swinhoe, P.Z.S. 1863, p. 326 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 520 ; L. cachinnans (nec. Pall.), David and Oust. op. cit. p. 519 ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 291.
Male ad. (E. Siberia). Differs from L. cachinnans in having the mantle darker and bluer, while the legs and feet are pale flesh-colour. Culmen 2.9, wing 17.9, tail 7.55, tarsus 2.69 inch.
Hab. The Arctic coasts of Siberia from the Taimyr Peninsula to Bering Straits and Kamchatka ; Japan and the coasts of China south to the Bonin Islands and Formosa in winter, as also the North-western American coasts down to California.
In habits this Gull does not differ from L. argentatus, and its eggs are described as being similar and measuring about 2.91 by 1.85.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1146. Larus vegAe
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1146
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
834
M_ID: 
4559
M_CN: 
Vega Gull
M_SN: 
Larus vegae
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10999

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