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Black-headed gull

Larus ridibundus


"The common name of this species is inaccurate, as adult black-headed gulls have a chocolate-brown head in summer. In winter, this brown hood retreats and the birds have a largely white head with a dark spot behind the eye. Other distinguishing features include the prominent white leading edge of the upper wing, which is visible from a fair distance, the tern-like slender wings and the reddish coloured bill and legs." Arkive


Algarve, Quinta do Lago, praia do Gigi



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Faro, Algarve, Portugal

Spotted on Aug 29, 2013
Submitted on Jan 2, 2014

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