The BOURC Taxonomic Sub-committee (TSC) recently published recommendations for the taxonomy of the Herring Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull complex (Sangster et al. 2007). Six species were recognised: Herring Gull Larus argentatus, Lesser Black-backed Gull L. fuscus, Caspian Gull L. cachinnans, Yellow-legged Gull L. michahellis, Armenian Gull L. armenicus and American Herring Gull L. smithsonian us. This paper reviews the evidence under/ying these decisions and highlights some of the areas of uncertainty.
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2008|
Collinson, J. M., Parkin, D. T., Knox, A. G., Sangster, G., & Svensson, L. (2008). Species boundaries in the Herring Gull and Lesser Black-Backed Gull complex. British Birds, 101(7), 340-363. http://www.britishbirds.co.uk/search?model=pdf&id=9395