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Lesser Black-backed Gull

(Larus fuscus)
German name(s): "Heringsmöwe"
Size: 48-56 cm; wing span: 1.15-1.35 m
Weight: 0.45-1.1 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 Lesser Black-backed Gull at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "graellsii"

ADULT

BREEDING

Frontal view of a Lesser Black-backed Gull in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Costa da Caparica, Portugal, August 2017]

Near-frontal view of a Lesser Black-backed Gull in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Costa da Caparica, Portugal, July 2017]

Near-lateral view of a Lesser Black-backed Gull in breeding plumage, left; for comparison, a second calendar-year(?) Ring-billed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Costa da Caparica, Portugal, July 2017]

Lateral view of a Lesser Black-backed Gull in breeding plumage; second calendar-year Lesser Black-backed Gull at front left (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Costa da Caparica, Portugal, August 2017]

Flock of Lesser Black-backed Gulls, with adults in breeding plumage and various juvenile/immature stages
(photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Costa da Caparica, Portugal, July 2017]

NON-BREEDING

Near-dorsal view of a Lesser Black-backed Gull in non-breeding plumage with a tracking device - unfortunately, having slipped over the hind toe, the device appears to be bothering the bird (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Sesimbra, Setubal, Portugal, December 2017]

Near-dorsal view of a Lesser Black-backed Gull in non-breeding plumage; note its size compared to the much larger first calendar-year Great Black-backed Gull in the foreground (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Torre Beach, Carcavelos, near Lisbon, Portugal, November 2017]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-lateral view of a fourth calendar-year immature Lesser Black-backed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Costa da Caparica, Portugal, November 2017]

Near-frontal view of a second calendar-year immature Lesser Black-backed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Costa da Caparica, Portugal, July 2017]

Lateral view of a second calendar-year immature Lesser Black-backed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Costa da Caparica, Portugal, July 2017]

Lateral view of a second calendar-year immature Lesser Black-backed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Costa da Caparica, Portugal, July 2017]

Lateral view of a second calendar-year immature Lesser Black-backed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Costa da Caparica, Portugal, August 2017]

Lateral view of second calendar-year immature Lesser Black-backed Gulls behind a second calendar-year(?) Ring-billed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Costa da Caparica, Portugal, July 2017]

Frontal view of a first calendar-year Lesser Black-backed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Costa da Caparica, Portugal, November 2017]

Frontal view of a first calendar-year Lesser Black-backed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Costa da Caparica, Portugal, September 2017]

Near-lateral view of a first calendar-year Lesser Black-backed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Costa da Caparica, Portugal, November 2017]

Lateral view of a first calendar-year Lesser Black-backed Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Costa da Caparica, Portugal, September 2017]

Frontal view of a first calendar-year Lesser Black-backed Gull, back, here in comparison with a first calendar-year Mediterranean Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Lagoa de Albufeira, near Sesimbra, Setubal, Portugal, August 2017]

Lateral view of a first calendar-year Lesser Black-backed Gull, back, here in comparison with a first calendar-year Mediterranean Gull (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Lagoa de Albufeira, near Sesimbra, Setubal, Portugal, August 2017]

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