Gulls (Laridae)

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) - HBW 3, p. 605

French: Goéland marin German: Mantelmöwe Spanish: Gavión Atlántico

Taxonomy: Larus marinus Linnaeus, 1758, Gotland, Sweden.
Monotypic.

Distribution: Great Lakes, E Canada and USA to North Carolina; S Greenland; Iceland, Faeroes, British Is, NW France and Scandinavia E to at least White Sea, including Bear I and Spitsbergen. Winters S to West Indies and Iberia, occasionally reaching Morocco.