Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

(last update: July 12, 2015)

Jean-Michel Sauvage (France)
Morten Helberg (Norway)
Nils Helge Lorentzen (Norway)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) adult, November 18 2009, Khniffiss Lagoon, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.

One of the adult birds that may breed at this location. For a while, it was belived that Cape Gull was the species breeding here in small numbers, but last years it appeared that it most Great Black-backed Gull involved, with only few Cape Gulls at the site. See: Jonsson, O. 2011. Great Black-backed Gulls breedinq at Khniffiss Lagoon, Morocco and the status of Cape Gulls in the Western Palaearctic. Birding World 24 (2): 68-76. And see some discussions HERE.

P8 fully grown.