AnAge entry for Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Classification (HAGRID: 01214)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Charadriiformes
                Family: Laridae
                    Genus: Chroicocephalus
Species
Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Common name
Black-headed gull
Synonyms
Larus ridibundus, Larus ridibundus ridibundus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
32.9 years (wild)
Source
ref. 856
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One ringed individual was at least 32.9 years of age the last time it was re-identified [0856]. There is also an anecdotal report of a specimen living 63 years in the Faroe Islands [0444], but its authenticity is dubious.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Incubation
22 days
Clutch size
3 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
306 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.248 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 824041
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 1192867
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