black-backed gull

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Synonyms for black-backed gull

white gull having a black back and wings

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Status and distribution of Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) in Pennsylvania.
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.
Great black-backed gulls, great skuas, and northern gannets out compete other birds for discard from boats.
Gulls have proven very adaptable to human presence, responding to the availability of food: ring-billed gull, 1,773 (this species has become our McDonald's "parking lot gull"); herring gull, 173; great black-backed gull, 7.
The islands have a small population of the monster gull, the great black-backed gull, with one bird seen to specialise in killing adult puffins.
The third series, due for release on August 11, includes gannet, ringed plover, grey glover, golden plover, greenshank, curlew, herring gull and great black-backed gull.
Black-backed gull and the herring gull are thought to be the two main species involved in nuisance behaviour.
In this study, I investigated neighbor-stranger discrimination in the Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus).
Black-headed gull 218 pairs, herring gull 414 pairs, lesser black-backed gull 427 pairs.
WALES' NEW RED LIST Cuckoo Wood warbler Willow warbler Pied flycatcher Lesser redpoll Pochard Common gull Kestrel Grey plover Dunlin Black-headed gull Herring gull Great black-backed gull Common tern Arctic tern Short-eared owl Yellow wagtail Spotted flycatcher Linnet Twite White-fronted goose Red grouse Black grouse Grey partridge Hen harrier Corncrake Golden plover Lapwing Bar-tailed godwit Curlew Roseate tern Little tern Puffin Turtle dove Lesser-spotted woodpecker Ring ouzel Grasshopper warbler Marsh tit Willow tit Starling Tree sparrow Bullfinch Yellowhammer Corn bunting Balearic shearwater
The unseasonal 'white wings' tried to remain aloof from a greater black-backed gull, which was doing unspeakable things to a rotten fish head.
Years back, if someone reported a big, dark bird with a white head and white tail in Worcester County, one might have assumed it was a greater black-backed gull.
It is also home to a host of other seabirds, like storm petrel, guillemot, puffin and lesser black-backed gull.