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The Lesser Black-backed Gull breeds in Iceland and along the Atlantic coasts of Europe. It is a migratory species, wintering from the British Isles south to West Africa. It is a regular visitor to the east coast of North America, probably from the breeding population in Iceland.
This species is a regular winter visitor to Florida. It is fairly common along both coasts; very rare inland. It is seen most frequently from December thru March.