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Gulls, Terns, Puffins and other Gull-like birds

CICONIIFORMES - suborder Charadrii - superfamily Laroidea
This room displays photos of gulls and their relatives including terns, pratincoles and coursers.

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Great Crested Tern [1], Ooajisashi, or Sterna bergii <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 08/1999, Huahine, French Polynesia. Arctic Tern [1][2], Kyokuajisashi, or Sterna paradisaea <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 06/2001, Kanagawa, Japan. Black-Tailed Gull [1][2], Umineko or Larus crassirostris <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 08/2001, Yamaguchi, Japan.

Herring Gull [1], Seguro Kamome, or Larus argentatus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2002, Shizuoka, Japan. Pomarine Jaeger, Touzoku Kamome, or Stercorarius pomarinus <Larinae - Stercorariini>. photo: 02/2002, Shizuoka, Japan. Black-Tailed Gull [3], Umineko or Larus crassirostris <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2002, Shizuoka, Japan.

Slaty-backed Gull [1], Ooseguro Kamome, or Larus schistisagus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2002, Shizuoka, Japan. Black-headed Gull [1], Yuri Kamome or Larus ridibundus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 11/2002, Tokyo, Japan. Black-headed Gull [2], Yuri Kamome or Larus ridibundus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 12/2002, Okinawa, Japan.

Black-headed Gull [3][4], Yuri Kamome or Larus ridibundus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2003, Osaka, Japan. Silver Gull [1][2], Gin Kamome or Larus novaehollandiae <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 08/2003, Darwin, NT, Australia. Common Tern [1], Ajisashi or Sterna hirundo <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 08/2003, Darwin, NT, Australia.

Whiskered Tern [1], Kurohara Ajisashi or Chlidonias hybridus <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 08/2003, Darwin, NT, Australia. Great Crested Tern [3][4(J)], Ooajisashi, or Sterna bergii <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 08/2003, Darwin, NT, Australia. White-winged Tern [2], Hajiro Kurohara Ajisashi or Chlidonias leucopterus <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 08/2003, Fogg Dam, NT, Australia.

Pacific Gull [1][2(J)], Hashibuto Kamome or Larus pacificus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 09/2003, Albany, WA, Australia. Silver Gull [3][4][5], Gin Kamome or Larus novaehollandiae <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 09/2003, Albany, WA, Australia. Caspian Tern [1], Oni Ajisashi or Sterna caspia <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 09/2003, Albany, WA, Australia.

Herring Gull [2], Seguro Kamome, or Larus argentatus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 04/2004, Yamaguchi, Japan. Black-headed Gull [5], Yuri Kamome or Larus ridibundus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 01/2004, Niigata, Japan. Black-headed Gull (summer plumage) [6][7][8], Yuri Kamome or Larus ridibundus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 04/2004, Ehime, Japan.

Herring Gull [3], Seguro Kamome, or Larus argentatus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 04/2004, Yamaguchi, Japan. Heuglin's Gull (Herring Gull) [4], Hoigurin Kamome or Larus argentatus heuglini <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 04/2004, Yamaguchi, Japan. Yellow-legged Gull [1][2], Kiashi Seguro Kamome, or Larus cachinnans <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 08/2004, Amsterdam, Netherland.

Laughing Gull, Warai Kamome, or Larus atricilla <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 08/2004, Weg naar Zee, Suriname. Black Skimmer, Kuro Hasami-Ajisashi, or Rynchops niger <Larinae - Ryuchopini>. photo: 08/2004, Weg naar Zee, Suriname. Little Tern [1], Ko Ajisashi or Sterna albifrons <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 05/2005, Tokyo, Japan.

Double-banded Courser, Futaobi Sunabashiri, or Rhinoptilus africanus <Glareolidae>. photo: 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia. African Skimmer [1][2][3][4], Afurika Hasami Ajisashi, or Rynchops flavirostris <Larinae - Ryuchopini>. photo: 08/2005, Divundu, Namibia. Kelp Gull [1][2][3], Minami Oo Seguro Kamome, or Larus dominicanus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 08/2005, Cape Cross, Namibia.

Sandwich Tern, Sandoicchi Ajisashi or Sterna sandvicensis <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 09/2005, Cape Cross, Namibia. Great Crested Tern [5][6][7], Oo Ajisashi, or Sterna bergii <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 09/2005, Cape Cross, Namibia. Arctic Tern [3], Kyoku Ajisashi, or Sterna paradisaea <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 09/2005, Cape Cross, Namibia.

King Gull [1][2][3], Afurika Gin Kamome, or Larus hartlaubii <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 09/2005, Walvis Bay, Namibia. Caspian Tern [2], Oni Ajisashi or Sterna caspia <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 09/2005, Walvis Bay, Namibia. Kelp Gull [4][5], Minami Oo Seguro Kamome, or Larus dominicanus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 08/2005, Walvis Bay, Namibia.

Mongolian Gull [1], Mongoru Kamome, or Larus argentatus mongolicus, probably < Larinae - Larini>. photo: 04/2006, Yamaguchi, Japan. Roseate Tern [1][2], Beni Ajisashi or Sterna dougallii <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 07/2006, Okinawa, Japan. Black-naped Tern [1][2], Eriguro Ajisashi or Sterna sumatrana <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 07/2006, Okinawa, Japan.

Saunder's Gull [1][2], Zuguro Kamome, or Larus saundersi <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 12/2006, Chiba, Japan. Common Murre, Umi-garasu, or Uria aalge <Alcinae>. photo: 02/2007, Aomori, Japan. Slaty-backed Gull [2][3][4][5], Oo Seguro Kamome, or Larus schistisagus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2007, Aomori, Japan.

Pigeon Guillemot [1], Umi-bato, or Cepphus columba, probably < Alcinae>. photo: 02/2007, Aomori, Japan. Black-legged Kittiwake[1][2][3][4], Mitsuyubi Kamome, or Rissa tridactyla <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2007, Aomori, Japan. Black-Tailed Gull [4][5][6], Umineko or Larus crassirostris <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 02/2007, Aomori, Japan.

Black-legged Kittiwake [5(J)], Mitsuyubi Kamome, or Rissa tridactyla (first winter plumage) < Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2007, Aomori, Japan. Common Gull [1][2], Kamome, or Larus canus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2007, Aomori, Japan. Marbled Murrelet, Madara Umi-suzume, or Brachyramphus marmoratus <Alcinae>. photo: 02/2007, Hokkaido, Japan.

Black-Tailed Gull [7], Umineko or Larus crassirostris <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 05/2007, Ehime, Japan. Common White-Tern [1][2], Shiro Ajisashi or Gygis alba <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 07/2007, O'ahu, Hawaii. Black Noddy [1][2][3][4], Kuro Ajisashi or Anous stolidus <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 07/2007, Hawai'i, Hawaii.

Brown Noddy, Hime Kuro Ajisashi or Anous minutus <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 07/2007, Hawai'i, Hawaii. Royal Tern [1][2][3], Amerika Oo Ajisashi or Sterna maxima <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 08/2007, Loango NP, Gabon. Little Tern [2], Ko Ajisashi or Sterna albifrons <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 08/2007, Loango NP, Gabon.

African Skimmer [5][6], Afurika Hasami Ajisashi, or Rynchops flavirostris <Larinae - Ryuchopini>. photo: 08/2007, Loango NP, Gabon. Damara Tern, Damara Ajisashi or Sterna balaenarum <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 08/2007, Loango NP, Gabon. White-winged Tern [2][3][4], Hajiro Kurohara Ajisashi or Chlidonias leucopterus <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 11/2007, Caiyuan, Penghu Islands, Taiwan.

Little Tern [3][4], Ko Ajisashi or Sterna albifrons <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 11/2007, Qingluo, Penghu Islands, Taiwan. Black-Tailed Gull [8][9][10], Umineko or Larus crassirostris <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 12/2007, Fukuoka, Japan. Slaty-backed Gull [6], Oo Seguro Kamome, or Larus schistisagus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 12/2007, Fukuoka, Japan.

Herring Gull [5][6], Seguro Kamome, or Larus argentatus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 12/2007, Fukuoka, Japan. Black-headed Gull [9], Yuri Kamome or Larus ridibundus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 12/2007, Fukuoka, Japan. Black-Tailed Gull [11][12][13], Umineko or Larus crassirostris <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 12/2007, Fukuoka, Japan.

Unidentified Gull, - or - <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 06/2008, Tokyo, Japan Little Tern [3], Ko Ajisashi or Sterna albifrons <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 06/2008, Tokyo, Japan Slaty-backed Gull [7][8][9], Oo Seguro Kamome, or Larus schistisagus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 07/2008, Hokkaido, Japan.

Black-Tailed Gull [14], Umineko or Larus crassirostris <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 07/2008, Hokkaido, Japan. Ring-billed Gull [1][2], Kurowa Kamome, or Larus delawarensis, probably < Larinae - Larini>. photo: 08/2008, Patagonia, Arizona, USA. Black-headed Gull [10], Yuri Kamome or Larus ridibundus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 12/2008, Tokyo, Japan.

Herring Gull [7], Seguro Kamome, or Larus argentatus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 01/2009, Kagoshima, Japan. Slaty-backed Gull [10], Oo Seguro Kamome, or Larus schistisagus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 01/2009, Kagoshima, Japan. Yellow-legged Gull [3][4], Kiashi Seguro Kamome, or Larus cachinnans <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2009, Evros Delta, Greece.

Yellow-legged Gull [5], Kiashi Seguro Kamome, or Larus cachinnans <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2009, Lake Ismarida, Greece. Common Gull [3], Kamome, or Larus canus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2009, Evros Delta, Greece. Black-headed Gull [11], Yuri Kamome or Larus ridibundus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2009, Evros Delta, Greece.

Yellow-legged Gull [6][7][8], Kiashi Seguro Kamome, or Larus cachinnans <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2009, Evros Delta, Greece. Slender-billed Gull, Hashiboso Kamome, or Larus genei <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2009, Evros Delta, Greece. Black-headed Gull [12][13][14], Yuri Kamome or Larus ridibundus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2009, Glyfada, Greece.

Yellow-legged Gull [9], Kiashi Seguro Kamome, or Larus cachinnans <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2009, Glyfada, Greece. Common Gull [4], Kamome, or Larus canus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2009, Glyfada, Greece. Black-headed Gull [15][16][17], Yuri Kamome or Larus ridibundus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 04/2009, Miyagi, Japan.

Black-Tailed Gull [15], Umineko or Larus crassirostris <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 04/2009, Miyagi, Japan. Slaty-backed Gull [11], Oo Seguro Kamome, or Larus schistisagus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 04/2009, Miyagi, Japan. Herring Gull [8], Seguro Kamome, or Larus argentatus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 12/2009, Ibaraki, Japan.

Black-Tailed Gull [16], Umineko or Larus crassirostris <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 12/2009, Ibaraki, Japan. Black-headed Gull [18], Yuri Kamome or Larus ridibundus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 12/2009, Ibaraki, Japan. Slaty-backed Gull [12], Oo Seguro Kamome, or Larus schistisagus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2010, Fukushima, Japan.

Black-Tailed Gull [17], Umineko or Larus crassirostris <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2010, Fukushima, Japan. Unidentified Gull, - or - <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 08/2010, Hautes-Alpes, France. Black-headed Gull [19], Yuri Kamome or Larus ridibundus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 08/2010, Camargue, France.

Unidentified Gull, - or - <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 08/2010, Camargue, France. Whiskered Tern [2], Kurohara Ajisashi or Chlidonias hybridus <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 08/2010, Camargue, France. Gull-billed Tern, Hashibuto Ajisashi or Sterna nilotica <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 08/2010, Camargue, France.

Glaucous-winged Gull, Washi Kamome, or Larus glaucescens <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2011, Hokkaido, Japan. Glaucous Gull, Shiro Kamome, or Larus hyperboreus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2011, Hokkaido, Japan. Slaty-backed Gull [13], Oo Seguro Kamome, or Larus schistisagus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2011, Hokkaido, Japan.

Pigeon Guillemot [2], Umi-bato, or Cepphus columba <Alcinae>. photo: 02/2011, Hokkaido, Japan. Spectacled Guillemot, Keimafuri, or Cepphus carbo <Alcinae>. photo: 02/2011, Hokkaido, Japan. Crab Plover, Kani Chidori, or Dromas ardeola <Glareolidae - Dromadinae>. photo: 02/2011, Djibouti City, Djibouti.

Lesser Black-backed Gull [1], Nishi Seguro Kamome, or Larus fuscus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2011, Djibouti City, Djibouti. Black-headed Gull [20], Yuri Kamome or Larus ridibundus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 04/2011, Hiroshima, Japan. Common Gull [5], Kamome, or Larus canus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 04/2011, Hiroshima, Japan.

Herring Gull [9], Seguro Kamome, or Larus argentatus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 04/2011, Hiroshima, Japan. Black-Tailed Gull [18], Umineko or Larus crassirostris <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 06/2011, Yamaguchi, Japan. Whiskered Tern [3], Kurohara Ajisashi or Chlidonias hybridus <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 08/2011, Yala NP, Sri Lanka.

Sooty Gull, Susuke Kamome, or Larus hemprichii <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2012, Djibouti City, Djibouti. Lesser Black-backed Gull [2], Nishi Seguro Kamome, or Larus fuscus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 02/2012, Djibouti City, Djibouti. Black-Tailed Gull [19], Umineko or Larus crassirostris <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 03/2012, Hachijô Island, Japan.

Herring Gull [10], Seguro Kamome, or Larus argentatus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 04/2012, Yamaguchi, Japan. Common Tern [2], Ajisashi or Sterna hirundo <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 08/2012, Gün-Galuut NR, Mongolia. White-winged Tern [2], Hajiro Kurohara Ajisashi or Chlidonias leucopterus <Larinae - Sternini>. photo: 08/2012, Gün-Galuut NR, Mongolia.

Mongolian Gull [2], Mongoru Kamome, or Larus argentatus mongolicus < Larinae - Larini>. photo: 08/2012, Ogii Lake, Mongolia. Black-headed Gull [21], Yuri Kamome or Larus ridibundus <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 08/2012, Ogii Lake, Mongolia. Saunder's Gull [3], Zuguro Kamome, or Larus saundersi <Larinae - Larini>. photo: 11/2012, Yamaguchi, Japan.

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