HERRING GULL

(Larus argentatus)

Roberts VII excludes Herring Gull from the Southern African list.
   (Previous inclusion now thought to be on the basis of a mis-identified gull in Durban)

 
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Roberts VI / VII 314 / (  )
Clements 2000 67.0220
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 61-15
A large bird (56 to 66 cm), breeding in the Holarctic and migrating south.  It is found at estuaries and marine shores and feeds off fish, offal, mollusks and crabs.

List of Stamps showing Herring Gull

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Bulgaria 3513 3689 1988 5s
Cuba 0775 0499 1956 19c
Finland 0854  0748 1974 60p
France 1013  0782 1947 500f
Gibraltar 0533  0504 1986 29p
Gibraltar 0970   2001 42p
Grenada 3597   1998 $1
Grenadines of Grenada 2585   1998 $1.50
Isle of Man 0239 0227 1983 13p
Jersey 0798 0847 1998 44p
Liberia   2422 1999 $1.50
Liechtenstein 0178  0175 1939 20r
Malta 1214   2001 6c
Marshall Islands 0176   1988 25c
Monaco 0509 0503A 1955 200f
Mongolia 0855 0890 1974 40m
Mongolia 1144 1163 1978 1t20
Netherlands 0907   1961 4c
Nevis 0949   1996 50c
Sierra Leone 3346   2000 Le400
Spanish Sahara 0159 0193 1959 75c
Spanish Sahara 0162 0196 1959 2p
Spanish Sahara 0165 0199 1959 10p
St Vincent 4118   1998 $1
Sweden 2149   2001 6k
Tanzania     1999 250s
Tuvalu 0687 0673 1993 $1.50
United Nations (Geneva) 0141 0142 1986 5c
United States of America 2618 2176 1991 29c
Yugoslavia 2154 2057 1984 16d50