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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Common Gull

Bird Sightings - Common Gull -  (Leucistic)
Left Leucistic Common Gull, right 2nd winter Common Gull

Common Gull

(Mew Gull)

Larus canus

Gaelic: Faoileag

Photograph © Terry Fountain
North Bay - South Uist - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
10th November, 2007

 

Both of the gulls above are Common Gulls. The one one on the left is unusual in being leucistic.The one on the right is a 2nd winter Common Gull.

Leucistic: Simply put means the bird will have white patches or be "washed out" in colour.

 

Our Common Gull photographs:

Comon Gull
Leucistic Common Gull
Leucistic Common Gull
Leucistic Common Gull

Common Gull
winter adult

Common Gull
& leucistic Common Gull

Common Gull
& leucistic Common Gull
flight

Common Gull
leucistic
Flight

Comon Gull
     

Common Gull

     

 

  • Common Gull
  • Larus canus
  • Gaelic: Faoileag
  • WI: Fairly common resident or migrant breeder (100 - 999 breeding pairs), and common passage visitor (regulary seen in good numbers)

 

 

Common Gull records in the Western Isles

Fairly common resident or migrant breeder (100 - 999 breeding pairs), and common passage visitor (regulary seen in good numbers)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)


On the chart below the darker the shade of blue the more abundant the Common Gull is during a month or the more likely you are to see it.

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

 

 

Other local bird photographs

Sources of information for the bird sightings section


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