Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus (Pallas, 1776)  Synonyms: LIGU.

Description:

In addition to the diagnostic black underwings, look for structural differences, including daintier impression, smaller bill, and very rounded wings. The latter feature provides a different overall flight impression even at a distance.

Where to find:

Among Bonaparte's Gulls in spring migration along Back River and the Susquehanna River.

Relationships:

Usually found in large flocks of Bonaparte's Gulls.

There are 50 records in the project database.

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An adult Little Gull in Howard Co., Maryland (4/6/2014). First county record found by Karen Darcy and Howard Patterson. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An adult Little Gull in Howard Co., Maryland (4/6/2014). First county record found by Karen Darcy and Howard Patterson. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An adult Little Gull over Harford Co., Maryland (3/29/2015). Photo by John McNamara. (MBP list)

An adult Little Gull over Harford Co., Maryland (3/29/2015). Photo by John McNamara. (MBP list)

A Little Gull in Howard Co., Maryland (4/6/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

An adult Little Gull in Howard Co., Maryland (4/6/2014). First county record found by Karen Darcy and Howard Patterson. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An adult Little Gull with Bonaparte's Gulls at the Ocean City Inlet, Maryland (12/5/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

An adult Little Gull in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/13/2016). Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

A Little Gull (right) with Bonaparte's Gull (left) in Nantucket, Massachusetts (12/11/2010. Photo by Jeremiah Trimble. (MBP list)

A Little Gull at Sandy Point, Newburyport, Massachusetts (5/24/2011). Photo by Jeremiah Trimble. (MBP list)

A 1st cycle Little Gull in Cayuga Co., New York (5/22/2008). Photo by Chris Wood. (MBP list)

An adult Little Gull at Back River WWTP in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/6/1980). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Little Gull in Garrett Co., Maryland (5/2/2015). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

An adult Little Gull in breeding plumage (right) at Back River WWTP, Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/12/1980). Photo by Bob Ringler. (MBP list)


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