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Black-Backed Gull

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Definition of the noun black-backed gull

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noun

  1. white gull having a black back and wings

Phrases with Black-Backed Gull

  1. great black-backed gull
  2. Lesser Black-Backed Gull

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Google previewThe Birds of Cumberland (1886)

Critically Studied, Including Some Notes on the Birds of Westmorland by Hugh Alexander Macpherson, William Duckworth

GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL. The Great Black-backed Gull is a resident species, about fifteen pairs nesting (1885) upon Bowness and Wedholme flows, in the neighbourhood of the Solway. Dr. Stanley states, “A colony of these birds breed ...

Google previewA History of British Birds (1843)

by William Yarrell

The Lesser Black-backed Gull is a constant resident in Ireland and Wales, on the coasts of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, Suffolk, and Norfolk. On the Northumberland coast, Mr. Hewitson observes, that these birds “appear to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

Great black-backed Gull. Phalacrocorax carbo, Steph. Common Cormorant. L. f'uscus, Linn. Lesser black-backed Gull. Ph. racnlua, ' L. glaucus, Brunn.

Google previewThe Birdwatcher's Dictionary (2010)

by Peter Weaver

canus Lesser Black-backed Gull L. fuscus Herring Gull L. argentatus Iceland Gull L.

Google previewchambers's encyclopaedia: a dictionary of universal knowledge for the people (1878)

Some of the British species of gull are also common in North America, as the Herring Gull, the Great Black-backed Gull, and the Kittiwake; but the Common American Gull (L. zonorhynchus) is not found on the eastern shores of the Atlantic.

Google previewRepr. A dictionary of British birds, incorporating the additional species described by Selby [and others]. Compiled by E. Newman (1881)

by George Montagu

Black-backed Gull, Br. Zool. ii. No. 242 ; 16. fol.

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1892)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

The Great Black-backed Gull (X. marinus) rarely breeds in England, though large flocks may be seen at some seasons. In Scotland, particularly in the Outer Hebrides, it is more plentiful, though by no means common. The Lesser Black- backed ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Natural History

the lesser black-backed gull (L. fuscus), the herring gull (L. argentatvs), have whit* heads and white tails. The habits of gulls are much ...

Google previewAn Analytical Dictionary of the English Language (1835)

In which the Words are Explained in the Order of Their Natural Affinity, Independent of Alphabetical Arrangement; and the Signification of Each is Traced from Its Etymology ... to which are Added, an Introduction, Containing a New Grammar of the Language, and an Alphabetical Index, for the Ease of Consultation by David Booth

The Great BLAck-BAcKED GULL (marinus) is twenty-nine inches long; and the navius half a foot ...

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