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Great Black Backed Gull

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Great Black Backed Gull


“Larus Marinus”







This bird is the largest member of the gull family.

 They are between 68 and 78cm long.

They have a wingspan of 150 to 165cm 

They weigh in at around 1 to 2kg 

They have pink legs.

There are 17,000 breeding pairs in the uk.

They live for around 14 years.

They eat shellfish birds and carrion.


The Lesser black backed gull has yellow legs.

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