Gull. Heuglin’s


Name: Gull. Heuglin’s

Scientific name: Larus heuglini

Type: Gull

Color: Black,Grey,White

Habitat: Coast,Ocean,Water

Size: 58-65cm

Conservation status:

Winter Visitor


Typically larger in size compared to Lesser Black-backed Gull, with upright stance. Categorized in Qatar as passage migrant & winter visitor on most coastal areas. Looks like Caspian and Steppe Gulls in plumage but more darker. Wings greyer and colour of legs vary from pale purple to yellow creating difficulty in identification. Bill is usually pale and large eyes that give the bird a fierce look. Has dark streaks on the hind neck in winter.