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Lesser Black Backed Gull

Observed: 13th January 2012 By: YakkafozYakkafoz’s reputation in BirdsYakkafoz’s reputation in BirdsYakkafoz’s reputation in Birds
Lesser Black Backed Gull
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) interacts


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This is not a first year bird as queried - the dark tip to the bill is indicative of 3rd winter. An adult would only have a red spot on the yellow bill.

A first year bird is largely brown like a Herring Gull but has darker wings, particularly the inner primaries which are dark, unlike the paler ones noted in Herring Gulls.

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Thanks David very helpful information.

marlandza's picture


Thanks - this helps a lot.

I can't let these lichens intimidate me!!
They are so tiny and yet so beautiful - so I must share, even if I can't name them.