black-backed gull


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black-backed gull

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1. (Animals) either of two common black-and-white European coastal gulls, Larus fuscus (lesser black-backed gull) and L. marinus (great black-backed gull)
2. (Animals) Also called: karoro a southern gull, larus dominicanus, with black feathers on its back
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Noun1.black-backed gull - white gull having a black back and wingsblack-backed gull - white gull having a black back and wings
sea gull, seagull, gull - mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
genus Larus, Larus - type genus of the Laridae
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As conservationists, we are not allowed to call them seagulls and they are sea birds of various types, herring gull, black-backed gull and blackheaded gull.
North Somerset Magistrates' Court heard the lesser black-backed gull flew around the defendant, trying to reach his chips, and subsequently knocked his snack from his hand.
bk ot s John Llewellyn Jones, 64, pictured, was visiting Weston-super-Mare when the lesser black-backed gull flew around him, trying to reach his chips, and subsequently knocked his snack from his hand.
For instance, ~60% of the graellsii subspecies of lesser black-backed gull Larus fuscus (hereafter LBBG) breeds in the UK, most at a few key sites, and is therefore included on the UK Amber list of Birds of Conservation Concern.
Such has been the effects of our wastefulness, that the lesser black-backed gull, once very much a migrant which routinely spent its winters on Africa's west coast, has largely now become an around the year resident!
I was surprised to learn that in this case it is not the introduced rats or stoats that are the main predator, but rather the black-backed gull that are themselves native birds.
Reported bird species, winter population size estimates, number of carcasses, and rRT-PCR test results per incident during outbreak of HPAI A(H5N8) virus, the Netherlands, November 2016-January 2017 * Maximum estimated Avian family and species (common name) winter population, x1,000 ([dagger]) Anatidae (waterbirds) Anas penelope (Eurasian wigeon) 680-920 Aythya fuliqula (tufted duck) 190-230 Unidentified waterfowl Podicipedidae (grebes) Ardeidae (herons) ([section]) Phalacrocoracidae (comorants) Rallidae (rallids) Scolopacidae (shorebirds) ([paragraph]) Laridae (gulls) Larus marinus (great black-backed gull) 7.4-13 Accipitridae (hawks) Falconidae (falcons) Falco pereqrinus (peregrine falcon) 0.36-0.52 Corvidae (corvids) Aves indet.
On a December morning, many years ago, I brought a young, injured black-backed gull home from the beach.
The Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus), which had a distribution of colony sizes much like Sabine's Gull on the YKD, tended to forage close to the nest.
It is the great black-backed gull, which is the scarcest of our regular breeding species.
| THE great black-backed gull (larus marinus) is the largest gull in the world.