Lesser Black-Backed Gull

Larus fuscus


52cm to 64cm


135cm to 150cm


620g to 1000g

Lesser Black-Backed Gull

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.

Expert Q + A

Ask a question

Do you have a question about this topic that we haven't answered? Submit it below, and one of our experts will answer as soon as they can.

Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered.

Articles featuring the Lesser Black-Backed Gull

Other birds in the Gulls and terns family

Get the good stuff

Get the latest BirdFacts delivered straight to your inbox