great black-backed gull


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Synonyms for great black-backed gull

white gull having a black back and wings

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Because of the benefits of nesting in island colonies, we find it surprising that the Sabine's Gull population on the YKD maintains considerable behavioral variation in nest-site selection and the size of nesting aggregations, as also occurs in a number of other gull species, including the Ivory Gull, Little Gull, Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundis), Great Black-backed Gull, and Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (Gotmark 1982; Stenhouse and others 2001).
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.
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.
Great black-backed gulls - up to twice the size of the gulls we normally see in towns - are the top predators at sea colonies in the wild.
The mild-mannered great black-backed gulls - up to twice the size of herring gulls normally seen in urban areas - are being seen increasingly in town and city areas, a European expert on urban gulls said.
A dozen pairs of great black-backed gulls - "a bruiser of a gull" says David - bred on the islands.
data) and about 225 bp of gulls, composed of herring gulls (Larus argentatus) and great black-backed gulls (Larus marinus).
You will see Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Glossy Ibises, Cormorants, Great Black-backed Gulls, and Night Herons--all roosting within a wing's flap of the Empire State Building.
The adults provide a spectacular sight if predators - including herons and herring or great black-backed gulls - pass overhead.
There are laughing gulls, herring gulls, ring-billed gulls, great black-backed gulls, and many others.
Other avian predators use wind to enhance their foraging success: American Kestrels Falco sparverius (Rudolph 1981), Common Ravens Corvus corax (Spear and Anderson 1989), gulls at sea (Haney and Lee 1993), Herring Gulls Larus argentatus and Great Black-backed Gulls Larus marinus (Theil and Sommer 1994), South Polar Skuas Catharacta maccormicki (Young 1994), Northern Fulmars Fulmarus glacialis (Furness and Bryant 1996).
Many islands that traditionally were used as nesting sites by roseate terns have been taken over by herring gulls (Larus argentatus) and great black-backed gulls (L.
Many chicks were preyed upon by Herring Gulls Larus argentatus, Great Black-backed Gulls L.
The island supports bird species like puffins, Manx shearwaters, storm petrels, guillemots, razorbills, fulmars, herring gulls, lesser and great black-backed gulls and ravens.