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Encyclopedia > Ross's Gull
iRoss's Gull
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus: Rhodostethia
MacGillivray, 1842
Species: R. rosea
Binomial name
Rhodostethia rosea
(MacGillivray, 1824)

The Ross's Gull, Rhodostethia rosea, is a small gull, the only species in its genus. The conservation status of a species is an indicator of the likelihood of that species continuing to survive. ... Image File history File links Status_iucn3. ... Least concern (LC) is an IUCN category assigned to species or lower taxa which do not qualify for any other category. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Phyla Placozoa (trichoplax) Orthonectida (orthonectids) Rhombozoa (dicyemids) Subregnum Parazoa Porifera (sponges) Subregnum Eumetazoa Radiata (unranked) (radial symmetry) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria (coral, jellyfish, anemones) Bilateria (unranked) (bilateral symmetry) Acoelomorpha (basal) Myxozoa (slime animals) Superphylum Deuterostomia (blastopore becomes anus) Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... {{{subdivision_ranks}}} See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... Orders Many - see section below. ... Families Thinocoridae Pedionomidae Scolopacidae Rostratulidae Jacanidae Chionididae Burhinidae Haematopodidae Recurvirostridae Ibidorhynchidae Charadriidae Pluvianellidae Dromadidae Glareolidae Stercorariidae Rhynchopidae Laridae Sternidae Alcidae Charadriiformes is a diverse order of small to medium-large birds. ... Genera Pagophila Larus Rissa Creagus Xema Rhodostethia Gulls are seabirds in the family Laridae and subfamily Lari. ... William MacGillivray (January 25, 1796 - September 4, 1852) was a Scottish naturalist and ornithologist. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is the formal method of naming species. ... William MacGillivray (January 25, 1796 - September 4, 1852) was a Scottish naturalist and ornithologist. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Genera Larus Rissa Pagophila Rhodostethia Xema Creagus Gulls are mammals in the family Laridae. ...

It breeds in the high arctic of northernmost North America, and northeast Siberia. It migrates only short distances south in autumn, most of the population wintering in northern latitudes at the edge of the pack ice, although some birds reach more temperate areas, such as north west Europe. The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, commonly used to define the Arctic region border Satellite image of the Arctic surface The Arctic is the area around the Earths North Pole, opposite the Antarctican area around the South Pole. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Siberian Federal District (dark red) and the broadest definition of Siberia (red) Udachnaya pipe Siberia (Russian: , Sibir; Tatar: ) is a vast region of Russia constituting almost all of Northern Asia. ... // Long-distance land bird migration Many species of land migratory birds migrate very long distances, the most common pattern being for birds to breed in the temperate or arctic northern hemisphere and winter in warmer regions, often in the tropics or the temperate zones of the southern hemisphere. ... World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ...

This small bird is similar in size and some plumage characteristics to the Little Gull. It is slightly larger and longer winged than that species, and has a pointed tail. Its legs are red. Summer adults are pale grey above and white below, with a pink flush to the breast, and a neat black neck ring. In winter, the breast tints and neck collar are lost. Orders Many - see section below. ... Binomial name Larus minutus Pallas, 1776 The Little Gull, Larus minutus, is a small gull which breeds in northern Europe and Asia. ...

Young birds resemble winter adults, but have a dark "W" pattern on the wings in flight, like young Little Gulls. The juveniles take two years to attain full adult plumage.

The Ross's Gull breeds on swampy arctic estuaries, laying two to three eggs in a ground nest. It will eat any suitable small prey, and often feeds on mudflats like a wader. Families Charadridae Jacanidae Rostratulidae Ibidorhynchidae Recurvirostridae Haematopodidae Scolopacidae Dromadidae Burhinidae Glareolidae Thinocoridae Waders, called Shorebirds in North America (where wader is used to refer to long-legged wading birds such as storks and herons), are members of the order Charadriiformes, excluding the more marine web-footed seabird groups. ...

This bird is named after the British explorer James Clark Ross. Sir James Clark Ross (April 15, 1800 – April 3, 1862), was a British naval officer and explorer. ...


  • BirdLife International (2004). Rhodostethia rosea. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern



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