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Lesser Black-Backed Gull

Larus fuscus

Lesser Black-Backed Gull

Lesser Black-Backed Gull

Quick Facts


Scientific name:

Larus fuscus


Gulls and terns

Conservation status:




52cm to 64cm


135cm to 150cm


620g to 1000g

About the Lesser Black-Backed Gull

The lesser black-backed gull has dark grey-black wings and back and yellow legs and beak. These birds are just a bit smaller than the closely related herring gull.

The entire world's population is found in Europe and in the UK, more than half the population can be found at less than 10 sites.

What does a Lesser Black-Backed Gull eat?

Like many gulls, they are omnivores and will scavenge almost anything and everything for food.

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