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Great Black-backed Gull  - Larus marinus

Great Black-backed Gull - Larus marinus

Largest of the gulls seen around Montreal. Shows up usually as single bird at parks.

Common Names

How to Identify

Identifiable by the dark grey back and red point on the yellow beak. Larger than the more common Ring-billed gull which as a light grey back and black ring around the beak.

Where & When to Spot

I see this bird all year around except winter. Usually sitting on a rock surrounded by water. I haven't seen this species within flocks of other gulls.

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

A rare visitor of Rapids Park Lachine, beautifully posing for this shot.

Rapids Park Lachine - October 15, 2016

NIKON D7100; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 400;