Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides
The species occurs annually, but sparsely around the year. Most of the registrations are of young birds (1-3 years old).
The Iceland Gull is the most common species of seagulls around the quays in Longyearbyen in the dark season (mainly individuals in their first winter). Some winters / years the species can occur much more frequently.
Seen regularly in Longyearbyen during the summer. Here, two adult individuals were living in the breeding season during several years, and breeding was suspected in the area. However, the species has never been confirmed breeding in Svalbard.
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