Common Gull (Immature)
Common Gull (Immature)
Common Gull (Breeding plumage, FINLAND)
Common Gull (Winter)
Scientific Name 
Larus canus
Arabic Name 
النورس الشائع
Kuwaiti name 
125.0 cm
44.0 cm
Least Concern


Scarce winter visitor in small numbers. Usually single birds are seen along the coast in winter and early spring passage, often with other gulls and terns.
Where in Kuwait 
Primarily a coastal species with respect to the records for Kuwait
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with an uncertain population and is fully migratory. Outside of the breeding season it occupies similar habitats to when it is breeding, although it may occur more frequently along the coast during this period as well as on estuaries with low salinities, sandy beaches and estuarine mudflats. This species name is rather misleading, as this Gull is not all that common.
Local threats 
Marine oil spills and pollution