Also known as: Black-backed Gull, Baltic Gull, Siberian Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gulls are large gulls, averaging only slightly smaller than Herring Gulls. They breed across far northern parts of Eurasia. They winter in Europe and parts of Africa and Asia. Some birds reach eastern North America each year for the winter.
The Lesser Black-backed Gull is omnivorous, eating a variety of foods including fish, seeds and berries, worms, refuse scraps, and even carrion.
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Lesser Black-backed Gulls generally breed ... more
Despite the name, the Lesser Black-backed Gull is a large species of gull. They generally breed across northern parts of Europe and Asia. Lesser Black-backed Gulls take four years to reach their ... more