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Black-headed Gull

Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Description:

Small gull from Laridae family. Here seen in its winter colors, mainly white or whitish with few greyish markings on head". In summer, they develop grey wing covers, and chocolate-brown head.

Habitat:

Very common in our area (pays de Gex; the area between Jura Mountain range and lake Leman), and seen in most of lakes in Alps and pre-Alpine region. This one seen on lake Divonne, close to protected marshes, and during the Wetlands BIrd Count 2019.


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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 months ago

Cool gull. The difference between the summer and winter plumage is quite distinct. And thanks for adding the reference link too, Zlatan. There's a recording there of the the sounds of a gull colony, and it's pretty awesome.

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.35, Long: 6.15

Spotted on Jan 12, 2019
Submitted on Jan 20, 2019

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