Order: Charadriiformes | Family: Laridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult, alternate | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Coast of Peru
Age: Adult, basic| Sex: Unknown | Loc. Coast of Peru
Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown| Loc. Coast of Peru
Age: Various | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Coast of Peru
Status: The Belcher’s Gull is a common resident along the coast of Peru. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Gaviota Peruana.
Sub-species: Belcher’s (Band-tailed) Gull (Larus belcheri), Vigors 1829.
Meaning of Name: Larus: Gr. A gull. belcheri: In honor of British naval explorer Sir Edward Belcher (1799-1877).
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.