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    Lesser Black-backed Gull

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    Lesser Black-backed Gull

    Larus 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)
    • Cool Facts