black-backed gull


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black-backed gull

1. either of two common black-and-white European coastal gulls, Larus fuscus (lesser black-backed gull) and L. marinus (great black-backed gull)
2. a southern gull, larus dominicanus, with black feathers on its back
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The most frequently occurring species are European Shag, eiders, Great Black-backed Gull, Great Auk (now extinct), puffins, and guillemots.
Because of the benefits of nesting in island colonies, we find it surprising that the Sabine's Gull population on the YKD maintains considerable behavioral variation in nest-site selection and the size of nesting aggregations, as also occurs in a number of other gull species, including the Ivory Gull, Little Gull, Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundis), Great Black-backed Gull, and Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (Gotmark 1982; Stenhouse and others 2001).
Great black-backed gulls - up to twice the size of the herring gulls we normally see in towns - are the top predators at sea colonies in the wild.
This black-backed gull died after a fish hook and fishing line became embedded in its head in Llanddulas, leading the RSPCA to renew warnings about the potentially lethal dangers posed to wildlife by carelessly discarded litter
The Great Black-backed Gull was one of the many species originally described by Linnaeus in his 18th-century work, Systema Naturae, and it still bears its original name of Larus marinus.
If the individual gull populations around the North Pole are looked at closely, it would be observed that these black-backed gulls appear less and less like the original black-backed gull and become more and more like a herring gull the closer the gull population gets to Britain from the west.
Although the full extent of consequences on the marine environment are not known, discards are considered to have contributed to the growth of seabird populations such as the lesser black-backed gull.
what is stolen from them), the northern gannet, great black-backed gull, and great skua are at the top.
Here, we report the results of an experiment based on this technique and designed to investigate the trade-off between egg quality and egg number in the Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus.
exhibition Sally Madge A stuffed black-backed gull holds a tiny businessman in its beak "getting its own back," says Sally.
In the long run, climate change may negatively affect the population in the southwestern parts of Greenland, where the temperate Herring Gull, and especially Lesser Black-backed gull L.
The struggling black-backed gull chick was spotted on the rooftop by shoppers in Birmingham's Temple Street.