Lurin, south of Lima, Peru.
Some recent authors place this species, along with L. pipixcan, L. scoresbii, L. atricilla and L. fuliginosus, in genus Leucophaeus (the “hooded gulls”). Previously thought to be most closely related to L. heermanni. Monotypic.
Inland deserts (mainly Atacama) of N Chile and probably S Peru; foraging individuals and non-breeders range along coast from Ecuador (common to Guayas, rarely farther N) S to SC Chile (common to Valdivia, rarely to Golfo de Penas).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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