Lesser Black-backed Gull: less black on the back | Nature Notes from Dorset

Amongst the more common gulls we have all year round here in Dorset (great black-backed, herring and black-headed) we get a number of other visitors from the family. The lesser black-backed gull (Larus fuscus) is not an uncommon species in winter around our shores, and it is always worth having a closer look at any gull with a dark back to see if it is 'lesser' rather than 'greater'.
As you might expect, the lesser black-backed gull is smaller than the greater and the lesser's back is less black than the greater's

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