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Great black backed gull

Larus marinus


The Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) is a very large gull which breeds on the European and North American coasts and islands of the North Atlantic. It is fairly sedentary, but some Great Black-backed Gulls move farther south or inland to large lakes or reservoirs. The Great Black-backed Gull was one of the many species originally described by Linnaeus in his 18th-century work, Systema Naturae, and it still bears its original name of Larus marinus.


I never saw such a giant gull.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Atul 9 years ago
Lesser Black-backed gull
Larus fuscus

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Habe dieEhre
Habe dieEhre 9 years ago

thank you so much!

Atul 9 years ago

could be a great black backed gull too but because its legs are yellow i have id as lesser black backed gull
anyways great spotting and nice pic

Habe dieEhre
Spotted by
Habe dieEhre

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jul 19, 2011
Submitted on Jul 21, 2011

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