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Lesser Black-backed Gull

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Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Laridae

Basic Description

Common across Europe, the Lesser Black-backed Gull is an uncommon, but regular visitor to eastern North America. Its occurrence on this continent increased dramatically over the last third of the 20th century.

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Other Names

  • Gaviota sombría (Spanish)
  • Goéland brun (French)
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