Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus) has a very wide range. It breeds in northeastern Europe and in scattered locations in central Europe and in Asia, in Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. It also breed very locally at the Great Lakes in North America. It is a migratory bird, but its winter quarters are poorly known. In January 1990, 52 000 individuals was observed in the Nile Delta in Egypt which is the maximum number of Little Gulls that have been reported. The Little Gulls overwinter around the coasts of the Mediterranean, the Atlantic coast and a few around the coasts of Britain and in North Africa. The North American population winters along the U.S. east coast.
The Little Gulls pick food off the water surface, and will also catch insects in the air like a Black Tern.
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