Black-headed gull

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The Black-headed gull – Chroicocephalus ridibundus is a small Palearctic gull of Type – seabird of the family Laridae and the Order Charadriiformes. However there are two areas in the New World where it is now established. It is a summer breeder over an extensive range of sub-Arctic and Temperate Eurasia. In W Europe and more Temperate areas it has become widely resident. Outside the breeding season it is widely found across the Temperate N Atlantic down to W Africa, the Mediterranean Sea and off the coasts of Arabia and S Iran. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder to E Turkey, the S Caucasus and NW Iran. It is also resident in NW Iran and Central Turkey. Elsewhere it is found extensively as a winter visitor, particularly to coastal areas around the region. In addition inland wintering areas are found in Iraq, the whole Nile Valley, the Maghreb states, Central Mali and S Niger.

Type - seabird - colonial ground nester,
Summer Habitat - large marshes, and reedbeds, islands in large lakes.
Winter Habitat - pelagic to onshore coastal and inland wetlands, also flocks in winter, 
Resident Habitat - temperate Europe, Turkey and NW Iran,

Order:  Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus:  Chroicocephalus

Species...Chroicocephalus ridibundus
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