Larus marinus   Great Black Backed Gull

Larus marinus

Larus marinus is the largest of the gull family, Laridae, and is common on the coast of the north Atlantic. They are fairly omniverous birds and will investigate anything which looks like food. Being scavengers they can be seen in flocks near rubbish dumps inland where food is plentiful.

The Needles Isle of Wight, 4th June 2006

Added on 14th June 2006, updated 21st November 2014