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Great Black-backed Gull

(Larus marinus)
German name(s): "Mantelmöwe"
Size: 64-79 cm; wing span: 1.5-1.7 m
Weight: 0.75-2.3 kg

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Great Black-backed Gull at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

BREEDING

Lateral view of a Great Black-backed Gull in breeding plumage; note the characteristic dark-grey mantle and the massive bill (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, in June 2018]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Lateral view of a 1 year old Great Black-backed Gull (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, in June 2018]

Near-lateral view of a juvenile Great Black-backed Gull (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, in June 2018]

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