Lesser Black-backed Gull


(Larus fuscus)

Lesser Black-backed Gull is a mainly European species, although some do make a winter appearance in North America each year.  It is approximately 1/3 smaller than the common Great Black-backed Gull, and further differentiated by head streaking and yellow legs.

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One Response to Lesser Black-backed Gull

  1. Wes Hetrick says:

    Very helpful. I’m encouraged that I may recognize LBBG next time our paths cross. I especially like when size comparisons are made: like with the Herring Gull. Thanks. Wes

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