Great Black-backed Gull

Larus marinus

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The largest species of gull in the world, and the largest avian predator, that can be found in Scilly.  Great Black-Backs can be seen throughout the year in Scilly, though less commonly during winter. Throughout the breeding season, the majority of great black-backed gulls breed on the uninhabited off-islands, and are very protective of their nests.

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