Little Gull
Hydrocoloeus minutus

– small gull, much smaller than Common Black-headed Gull
– diurnal migrant, possibly nocturnal as well
– migrates in small to medium, loose flocks
– at roosts hundreds to thousands may flock


Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus, AD NBREED
BIF0709, 17/10/2011, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus, 2CY
BIF1268, 15/09/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, MHE


Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus, 1CY
BIF0714, 16/10/2011, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus, AD NBREED
BIF0710, 14/10/2011, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus, 3CY BREED
BIF1273, 13/05/2016, North Sea, offshore, Roland Neumann


Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus, AD BREED
BIF0711, 24/09/2009, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus, AD BREED
BIF0712, 24/04/2009, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus, AD BREED
BIF0713, 23/04/2015, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus, 1CY
BIF0715, 01/09/2015, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus, 1CY
BIF0716, 01/09/2015, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus, 1CY
BIF0717, 16/10/2011, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus, 2CY
BIF0718, 05/11/2014, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus, AD BREED
Common Tern Sterna h. hirundo, AD BREED
BIF0719, 23/04/2015, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus, AD BREED
Common Tern Sterna h. hirundo, AD BREED
BIF0720, 23/04/2015, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze

voice: not yet sound recorded

comparison species:
Slender-billed Gull
Bonaparte’s Gull
Common Black-headed Gull
Mediterranean Gull
Pallas’s Gull

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