Contact | Blog | Project Noah Facebook | Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Lesser black-backed gull

Larus fuscus




Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

4 Comments

JAG
JAG 5 years ago

Thank you again Malcolm

@ChrisHill, Seagull is a generic term used loosely for all Gulls found by the sea so in that respect, yes, it is a Seagull. At Project Noah we try to identify all organisms down to species level using scientific names, which consist of Genus (generic) and species (specific) latinised names. So, now for gulls there are 11 genera containing 45 species, although this can change slightly as scientific studies produce more information.
This particular gull belongs to the Genus Larus, the most common, and the species is we think is fuscus. This translates in plain English to Lesser Black-backed Gull.

ChrisHill
ChrisHill 5 years ago

Is it a seagull?

Larus fuscus for me also.

JAG
Spotted by
JAG

Aquitaine, Tromelin Island

Lat: 44.58, Long: -1.24

Spotted on Aug 26, 2013
Submitted on Dec 7, 2014

Spotted for Mission

Related Spottings

Larus ridibundus Ring-billed Gull Heuglin's Gull Ring-Billed Gull

Nearby Spottings

Eurasian oystercatcher Sandwich tern Spotting tiny mushroom

Tags