Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Gulls :: Great Black-backed Gull

Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Greater Black-backed Gull
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Titchwell RSPB Preserve, Norfolk, England - Jul 22, 2001 © William Hull  Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA - Jun 15, 2004 © Kanae Hirabayashi  Brier Island, Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Aug, 2002 © Richard Stern  Brier Island, Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Aug, 2002 © Richard Stern  Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA - Feb 14, 2004 © Kent Nickell 
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N. Atlantic coasts;
Fragmented distribution;
Atlantic coast of ne. Canada (w. and n. Quebec, n. Labrador and Newfoundland s. to the St. Lawrence River, Anticosti Is. and s. Ontario on Lake Huron, ne. United States s. to North Carolina, s. Greenland, Iceland, Faeroe Is., Shetland Is., Spitsbergen, Bear Is. and n. Europe in n. Scandinavia, n. Russia e. to the Kanin Peninsula and s. to the British Isles, nw. France, n. Denmark, n. Germany and Estonia.
Winters s. to the West Indies and Iberian Peninsula.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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