Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Gulls :: Saunders' Gull
Saunders' Gull Larus saundersi
Described by: Swinhoe (1871)
Alternate common name(s): Saunders's Gull
Old scientific name(s): Saundersia saundersi
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Fragmented, uncertain distribution;
Mongolia, China (coast of Jiangsu, Shuangtaizihekou National Nature Reserve, Liaoning and Hong Kong in Mai Po marshes) and Japan (Hakata Bay on n. shore of Kyushu). Migrates through South Korea (Saemangeum wetlands, Suncheon Bay and Youngjong-do Is.).
Winter along coasts of e. China, Hainan and Taiwan. Possibly as far w. as East Africa and Sri Lanka.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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