Lesser Black-backed Gull

Name: Lesser Black-backed Gull

Scientific name: Larus fuscus

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: Found on farmland, wetlands and around the coast. A large, elegant gull, just a little smaller than Herring Gull. Dark grey above and white below, with a white head (streaky during the winter) and black wing tips with white spots. The adult Lesser Black-b

How to identify: Gulls can be very difficult to tell apart, especially immature birds. Adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls are dark grey above with yellowy-orange legs.

Where: Widespread. Nests around the coast, on cliff tops, roof tops and islands.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 70
  • Agility: 50
  • Rarity: 30
  • Cute factor: 10
  • Traveller: 80

Fantastic fact: Lesser Black-backed Gulls that nest in northern Europe migrate all the way Africa to spend the winter.

Photograph credit: Jason Weckstein