Gulls in central Russia
(last update: January 2015)
Grzegorz Neubauer (Poland)
Sasha Esergepov (Russia)
Sitniki, Nizjni Novgorod Oblast, Russia (56°26'58.0"N 44°04'57.0"E).
Peat bog, wet swamp habitat, just 15 km northeast of the town Nizjni Novgorod. The aerial view shows numerous small waters and man made ponds creating safe islands for the gulls to breed. In the period 2008-2013 a total of 24 birds have been ringed, of which 23 have colour rings, but none has been recovered so far".
See also: Panov and Monzikov (1999): Intergradation between the Herring Gull Larus argentatus
and the Southern Herring Gull Larus cachinnans
in European Russia.
below: gull colony at Sitniki, Nizjni Novgorod Oblast, Russia (56°26'58.0"N 44°04'57.0"E). Pictures: Grzegorz Neubauer.