Lesser black-backed gull

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The Lesser black-backed gull – Larus fuscus is a large migratory Palearctic seabird of the family Laridae. It is an extensive summer breeder across arctic Eurasia, but is very unusual in that some Icelandic breeders migrate W to winter on the Atlantic seaboard of N America. In the AWB Region it winters around the waters off SW Turkey, the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, Off the eastern coast of N Africa from NE Egypt to S Somalia, Off the Maghreb states coasts and the Atlantic coasts from Straits of Gibraltar to S Mauritania, and inland areas of S Mali, S Niger and S Chad.

Order:  Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus:  Larus

Species...Larus fuscus
Lesser black-backed gull - Guide - allaboutbirds.org
Lesser black-backed gull - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Lesser black-backed gull - Birds - wildlifetrusts.org
Lesser black-backed gull - Database - avibase
Lesser black-backed gull - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Lesser black-backed gull - Images - google.com
Lesser black-backed gull - Video - youtube.com
Lesser black-backed gull - Datazone - birdlife.org

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