Lesser Black-backed Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull


Literature Lesser Black-Backed Gull
[order] Charadriiformes

Lesser Black-Backed Gull determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Laridae | [latin] Larus fuscus | [UK] Lesser Black-Backed Gull | [FR] Goéland brun | [DE] Heringsmöwe | [ES] Gaviota Sombría | [IT] Zafferano | [NL] Kleine Mantelmeeuw

Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Gelochelidon fuscus
  2. Larus fuscus barabensis c Asia
  3. Larus fuscus heuglini n Russia to nc Siberia
  4. Larus fuscus fuscus n Norway, Sweden and Finland to the White Sea
  5. Larus fuscus intermedius Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, sw Sweden and w Norway
  6. Larus fuscus graellsii Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Is., w Europe
  7. Larus fuscus EU w Europe to c Northern Siberia; also Greenland and Iceland


Effects of vegetation on nest microclimate and breeding performance
of lesser black-backed gulls ( Larus fuscus)

Author(s): Sin-Yeon Kim, Pat Monaghan
Abstract: For birds that breed in large colonies, the overall area occupied by the colony generally comprises several sub-areas that di.er in physical and social features such as vegetation and breeding density. Birds arriving at a breeding colony select their..[more]..
Source: J Ornithol (2005) 146: 176-183
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Parental condition, brood sex ratio and differential young survival:
an experimental study in gulls ( Larus fuscus)

Author(s): Ruedi G. Nager, Pat Monaghan, David C. Houston and Meritxell Genovart
Abstract: Empirical evidence is growing that the offspring sex ratio in birds can be biased in relation to the body condition of parents during breeding. The sex ratio bias may come about because (1) the actual production of the two sexes may be skewed and/or ..[more]..
Source: Behav Ecol Sociobiol (2000) 48:452-457
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The nominate Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus fuscus, a gull with a tern-like feeding biology, and its recent decrease in northern Norway.
Author(s): Strann K.B. & Vader W.
Abstract: In northern Norway, Larus fuscus fuscus feeds mainly offshore on the wing on pelagic fish and fishery discards. It avoids competition with other large gulls for concentrated stationary food sources such as garbage dumps and fish-factories. It is also..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 80 (1): 133-142
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Herring Gull Larus argentatus and Lesser Black-backed Gull L. fuscus feeding at fishing vessels in the breeding season: Competitive scavenging versus efficient flying
Author(s): Camphuysen C.J.
Abstract: The distribution and feeding range of Herring Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gulls breeding on the Dutch Wadden Sea islands were assessed, using the results of ship-based surveys in the southern North Sea. The occurrence of both species in association..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 83 (2): 365-380.
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All of Laridae

  1. Audouins Gull
  2. Larus audouinii
  1. Black-headed Gull
  2. Larus ridibundus
  1. Black-legged Kittiwake
  2. Rissa tridactyla
  1. Franklins Gull
  2. Larus pipixcan
  1. Great Black-Backed Gull
  2. Larus marinus
  1. Grey-headed Gull
  2. Larus cirrocephalus
  1. Herring Gull
  2. Larus argentatus
  1. Ivory Gull
  2. Pagophila eburnea
  1. Laughing Gull
  2. Larus atricilla
  1. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  2. Larus fuscus
  1. Little Gull
  2. Larus minutus
  1. Mediterranean Gull
  2. Larus melanocephalus
  1. Ring-billed Gull
  2. Larus delawarensis
  1. Rosss Gull
  2. Rhodostethia rosea
  1. Yellow-Legged Gull
  2. Larus cachinnans
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