Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

Present all year: western European form L.f. graellsii common on spring and autumn passage, scarce but increasing in winter and as breeding species. Danish and southern Scandinavian form L.f. intermedius is a fairly common passage migrant. Birds showing characters of the northern Scandinavian form L. f. fuscus (Baltic Gull) have been claimed and one was recently accepted.

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