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Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

Appearance:

Adults: Black back and pinkish legs. Large white windows at tips of primaries, and broad white trailing edge of wing. A very heavy gull with a heavy bill and broad wings. Juveniles with pale head, boldly spotted back and heavier bill than Lesser Black-backed and Herring Gull.

Sound:

Can be identified from the low pitch alone. Clearly deeper than Lesser Black-backed and Herring Gull.

Call:

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Distribution:

Xeno-canto: map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

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CC-sound:Jarek Matusiak, Licence,Link.

Facts:
Length (cm):
64-78
Wingspan (cm):
150-165
Weight (gram):
1033-2272
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
Similar species (image):
Similar species (sound):
Silhouette Group:
Gull-like
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