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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Sabine's Gull

Hebrides bird sightings -  Sabine's gull

Sabine's Gull

Larus sabini

Photography © Martin Scott
Shawbost - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
September, 2007

 

  • Sabine's Gull
  • Larus sabini
  • UK: Passage visitor
  • UK: 140 annual records. BTO
  • WI: Scarce passage visitor (very small numbers each year)
  • Breeds: Arctic (forms colonies)
  • Winters: Pacific and Atlantic Ocean
  • Habitat: Coastal wet heath during breding season, mostly at sea otherwise
  • Diet: Fish and small invertebrates
  • Smaller than a black-headed gull.
    Juvenile sounds like a young tern

 

Sabine's Gull records in the Western Isles

Scarce passage visitor (very small numbers each year)
(Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report)


The chart below shows how abundant the Sabine's Gull is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

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F

M

A

M

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J

A

S

O

N

D

       

 

   

(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

 

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