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Seasonal Enumeration of Fecal Coliform Bacteria from theFeces of Ring-Billed Gulls (Larus delawarensis)and Canada Geese (Branta canadensis)

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) Science Article 7 abstract Water suppliers have often implicated roosting birds for fecal contamination of their surface waters. Geeseand gulls have been the primary targets of this blame although literature documenting the fecal coliformcontent of these birds is quite limited. K. A. ALDERISIO AND N. DELUCA, APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 0099-2240/99/$04.0010 […]

OVERHEAD WIRES REDUCE ROOF-NESTING BY RING-BILLED GULLS ANDHERRING GULLS

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) Science Article 8 abstract The authors evaluated the effectiveness of overhead wires in reducing roof-nesting by ring-billed gulls(Larus delawarensis) and herring gulls (L. argentatus) at a 7.2 ha food warehouse in Bedford Heights, Ohio during1994-1995. In 1994, stainless steel wires (0.8 mm diameter) were attached generally in spoke-like configurationsbetween 2.4 m […]

Ring-billed gull adoption: what arms race?

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) Science Article 5 abstract In his study of adoption of young by ring-billed gulls, Larus delawarensis, Brown (1998) concludes that adoption results from failure of parents to discriminate their own offspring from vagrant chicks. ANTHONY J. F. HOLLEY, ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 2000, 60, F15-F16 Download article download full text (pdf)

Parental condition, brood sex ratio and differential young survival:an experimental study in gulls ( Larus fuscus)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) Science Article 2 abstract Empirical evidence is growing that the offspring sex ratio in birds can be biased in relation to the body condition of parents during breeding. The sex ratio bias may come about because (1) the actual production of the two sexes may be skewed and/or (2) there […]

The nominate Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus fuscus, a gull with a tern-like feeding biology, and its recent decrease in northern Norway.

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) Science Article 3 abstract In northern Norway, Larus fuscus fuscus feeds mainly offshore on the wing on pelagic fish and fishery discards. It avoids competition with other large gulls for concentrated stationary food sources such as garbage dumps and fish-factories. It is also inferior to the Herring Gull L. argentatus […]

Effects of vegetation on nest microclimate and breeding performanceof lesser black-backed gulls ( Larus fuscus)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) Science Article 1 abstract For birds that breed in large colonies, the overall area occupied by the colony generally comprises several sub-areas that di.er in physical and social features such as vegetation and breeding density. Birds arriving at a breeding colony select their nesting sites through a hierarchical process of […]

Herring Gull Larus argentatus and Lesser Black-backed Gull L. fuscus feeding at fishing vessels in the breeding season: Competitive scavenging versus efficient flying

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) Science Article 4 abstract The distribution and feeding range of Herring Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gulls breeding on the Dutch Wadden Sea islands were assessed, using the results of ship-based surveys in the southern North Sea. The occurrence of both species in association with commercial fishing vessels is described in […]

Observations of the Great Black-backed Gull in Bulgaria

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) Science Article 1 abstract Until now 59 Great Black-backed Gulls have been recorded on the territory of Bulgaria, mainly during the seasonal migrations and in winter. They prefer the sea coast, seldom they visit the inland reservoirs. The first autumn migrants reach the Black Sea after September 6th. A new […]

Egg predation in the Herring Gull Larus argentatus: Why does it vary so much between nests?

European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) Science Article 8 abstract We studied egg loss in Herring Gulls Larus argentatus on the Dutch Frisian Island of Terschelling. Conspecific egg predation was the main cause of egg loss. Late breeding, a small inter-nest distance and a low vegetation cover enhanced egg predation. Predation was more frequent in nests […]