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Heuglin's Gull

(Larus heuglini)
Alternate name(s): "Lesser Black-backed Gull", "Siberian Gull", "Taimyr Gull"
Size: 53-70 cm; wing span: 1.38-1.58 m
Weight: 745-1360 g


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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Heuglin's Gull at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Second-year Heuglin's Gull, seen together with an adult Sooty Gull in the foreground
[Batinah region, May 2010]

Food, Diet

Like all gulls, Heuglin's Gulls are opportunistic. They will feed on anything from carrion and discarded entrails to fish, chicks of other bird species and eggs.

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