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A flock of Herring Gulls at Lerwick Harbour
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Image details:  
Image Description: A flock of Herring Gulls at Lerwick Harbour
Image notes: With the decreasing fishing activity, these gulls are travelling elsewhere.
Species in Image: Herring Gull, Lesser Black-Backed Gull
Area: Mainland
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc01422

General details:  
Common Name Lesser Black-Backed Gull
Latin Name Larus fuscus
Latin Group Name Charadriiformes
Latin Family Name Laridae
Common Family Name Gulls
Description Breeding bird and passage migrant. This species has been declining slowly for many years. It's main breeding colonies in Shetland are on the most northerly island, Unst.
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