Little Gull

Hydrocoloeus minutus

Little Gull

Little Gull

Quick Facts


Scientific name:

Hydrocoloeus minutus


Gulls and terns

Conservation status:




25cm to 27cm


70cm to 78cm


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.

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