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1 September 2002 First Breeding Record of the Lesser Black-backed Gull in the Macaronesic Archipelago, North Atlantic; a Large Spread in Its Breeding Range
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We report for the first breeding attempt of the Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) in the Macaronesic Archipelago, in Alegranza Island (north of Lanzarote, Canary Islands). A nest with three eggs was found on June 2001, and at least one fledgling was seen in August with two adults. Additional observations suggest that 5-6 pairs may breed on Alegranza Island and nearby Montaña Clara Island. This is the southernmost breeding record for the species, increasing its known breeding range by 2,000 km.

Juan Manuel Grande and Cesar-Javier Palacios "First Breeding Record of the Lesser Black-backed Gull in the Macaronesic Archipelago, North Atlantic; a Large Spread in Its Breeding Range," Waterbirds 25(3), 388-389, (1 September 2002). https://doi.org/10.1675/1524-4695(2002)025[0388:FBROTL]2.0.CO;2
Received: 1 May 2002; Accepted: 1 June 2002; Published: 1 September 2002
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