Little Gull

Hydrocoloeus minutus

Little Gull

Little Gull

Quick Facts

Classification

Scientific name:

Hydrocoloeus minutus

Family:

Gulls and terns

Conservation status:

Green

Measurements

Length:

25cm to 27cm

Wingspan:

70cm to 78cm

Weight:

85g to 150g

About the Little Gull

As the name suggests, the little gull is a small and dainty member of the gull family. In the summer, adults have black heads with younger birds having black markings on each wing - this forms a 'W' pattern.

In-flight, adults display dark grey underwings with paler grey colour on the upperwing.

What does a Little Gull eat?

Their diets mainly consist of fish and insects.

Learn more about the Little Gull

Other birds in the Gulls and terns family

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