family Laridae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Laridae - gull family: gulls and terns
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
suborder Lari, Lari - gulls; terns; jaegers; skimmers
larid - long-winged web-footed aquatic bird of the gull family
genus Larus, Larus - type genus of the Laridae
genus Pagophila, Pagophila - a genus of Laridae
genus Rissa, Rissa - a genus of Laridae
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The return of the endangered bird, a tern in the family Laridae, to Matsu for four consecutive years means the bird has a regular migratory path and has grown a sense of affinity with the environment on the islands, researchers at National Taiwan University said.
The length of the expected W- and Z- fragments were assessed to: CHD1W 400-450 bp and CHD1Z 600-650 bp as in other species from family Laridae (Fridolfsson & Ellegren 1999).
Gulls, seabirds of the family laridae, have been on earth, according to fossil evidence, for more than 30 million years (we are thought to have evolved in East Africa only 200,000 years ago) and they are clever.