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 Black-headed gull - Species - ebird.org Black-headed gull - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Black-headed gull - Seabirds - wildlifetrusts.org Black-headed gull - Guide - allaboutbirds.org Black-headed gull - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org
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