Black-Headed GullScientific name: Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Did you know: their scientific name, Chroicocephalus ridibundus, means “laughing head” in Latin. This name refers to the bird’s distinctive call, which sounds like a series of high-pitched “kree-ar” calls.
The Black-Headed Gull is a medium-sized gull that is native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa. It is a common and widespread species, and it can be found in a variety of habitats including wetlands, marshes, lakes, and coastlines.
What The Black-Headed Gull Looks Like
The Black-Headed Gull is a medium-sized gull that’s often seen around the UK. It has a distinctive appearance, with a black head, white underparts, and dark, slate-grey wings.
During the breeding season, the black head becomes more pronounced and the white underparts take on a pinkish hue due to the bird’s diet of crustaceans.
It has a long, thin bill that is yellow in color, and a pair of bright red legs and feet. They are a highly social bird, and can often be seen in large flocks, especially during the breeding season.
Black-Headed Gull Images
Facts About The Black-Headed GullDiet: They eat worms, insects, crustaceans, fish and carrion.
Bird Family: Gulls and terns
Length: 33 - 37cm
Wingspan: 100 - 110cm
Weight: 200 - 400g
Scientific Name: Chroicocephalus ridibundus
The Black-Headed Gull Can Be Seen In The UK During The Following Months