Mediterranean gull

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The Mediterranean gull – Ichthyaetus melanocephalus is a small European migratory gull of Type – seabird of the family Laridae and the Order Charadriiformes. It is a widely dispersed summer breeder and nests colonially in marshes or islands in large lakes. In the winter it is found in the SW Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic coasts of W Europe and N Africa. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder to W and Central Turkey, and in winter is found on the Mediterranean coasts of all the relevant countries, including the Atlantic coasts from Morocco to NW Mauritania.

Type - seabird - nests colonially,
Summer Habitat - large inland freshwater wetlands, 
Winter Habitat - inshore coastal areas of the W Palearctic Region, 

Order:  Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus:  chthyaetus

Species...Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
Mediterranean gull - Species - ebird.org
Mediterranean gull - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Mediterranean gull - Bird - birdwatchireland.ie
Mediterranean gull - Database - avibase
Mediterranean gull - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Mediterranean gull - Images - google.com
Mediterranean gull - Video - youtube.com
Mediterranean gull - Datazone - birdlife.org
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