Slender-billed gull

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The Slender-billed gull – Chroicocephalus genei is a medium sized seabird of the family Laridae. It is found in the S Mediterranean coastal areas, and from Turkey and the Black Sea Area eastwards to Central Kazakhstan. There are two populations a migratory one and a resident one but they are both distributed widely over the total area. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder to SW and Central Turkey, Iran to three small areas near Tabriz, Gorgan and Zahedan, and Iraq to the S and Central main Valleys to the head of the Arabian Gulf where it also breeds in Kuwait. There are a few small areas where it is resident in E Central Morocco, bordering with W Central Algeria, E and Central Tunisia, coastal Libya, and the Nile Delta. It winters along the coasts of W Mauritania, the coasts of the Maghreb states, E Mediterranean Sea, and around all the coasts of Arabia and S Iran.

Order:  Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus:  Chroicocephalus

Species...Chroicocephalus genei
Slender-billed gull - Species - ebird.org
Slender-billed gull - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Slender-billed gull - Database - avibase
Slender-billed gull - Birds - vogelwarte.ch
Slender-billed gull - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

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