lynda07's picture

Large Gull

Observed: 14th November 2012 By: lynda07lynda07’s reputation in Birdslynda07’s reputation in Birdslynda07’s reputation in Birdslynda07’s reputation in Birds

I wonder if you could help me identify the larger Gull in the centre of the picture

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trevindevon's picture

Greater Black Backed Gull

I'm sure you are correct but how can you distinguish between the Lesser and Greater?
I can only be sure if they are near to each other when the size makes it easier or if I can see the pink or yellow legs. Help!

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It has a massively thick beak, which is really deep in comparison to Lesser. Also, the back is really black, rather than dark grey.


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trevindevon's picture


Thanks for that ophrys. I will make a mental note of your info for future identification.