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Journal of Arid Land  2016, Vol. 8 Issue (5): 815-818    DOI: 10.1007/s40333-016-0093-9
Glaucous gull (Larus hyperboreus): a new bird record in Xinjiang, China
XIA Yong1,2, Paul HOLT3, WANG Yaotian4, GOU Jun4, CAI Xinbin5, WANG Chuanbo4, DING Peng1,2*, LIN Xuanlong4,5*
1 Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Environmental Pollution Monitoring and Risk Warning, Xinjiang Academy of Environmental Protection Science, Urumqi 830011, China;
2 Junggar Ecological and Environmental Observation Station, Xinjiang Academy of Environmental Protection Science, Wujiaqu 831304, China;
3 Sunbird, Bedfordshire SG 19 1DF, UK;
4 Xinjiang Bird Watching Society, Urumqi 830011, China;
5 Institute of Forest Ecology, Xinjiang Academy of Forestry, Urumqi 830063, China
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Abstract  XIA Yong and WANG Yaotian saw a first-year glaucous gull (Larus hyperboreus) at Beihu Lake, Shihezi (a city of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region; 44°22′N, 86°07′E; 416 m asl) on 2 January 2016. The gull was also seen and photographed by other observers in the period of 19 December 2015 to10 January, 2016.

Key wordsrainfall      snowfall      throughfall      stemflow      Great Khingan Mountains     
Received: 13 January 2016      Published: 15 June 2016

This work was funded by the Innovation Fund of Xinjiang Academy of Environmental Protection Science (201410).

Corresponding Authors: DING Peng; LIN Xuanlong      E-mail:;
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XIA Yong, Paul HOLT, WANG Yaotian, GOU Jun, CAI Xinbin, WANG Chuanbo, DING Peng, LIN Xuanlong. Glaucous gull (Larus hyperboreus): a new bird record in Xinjiang, China. Journal of Arid Land, 2016, 8(5): 815-818.

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