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Namibia


Common black-headed gull

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Common black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus) mainly inhabit coastal wetlands, usually singly. They are often sighted with Hartlaub's, the grey-headed and Franklin's gulls. Foraging behaviour is demonstrated by pecking on the shoreline or when swimming.

Distribution: Walvis Bay and the Chobe River area of the Caprivi.

Diet: Small fish.

Description: Ridibundus is Latin for laughing, which refers to their call. Distinctive markings include a chocolate brown coloured head, hood, upper throat and nape with the remainder of the neck white.

Breeding: Breeds on coast and inland. No other breeding data is available about this species.

Size: 38cm. Weight: 310g. Wingspan: 100cm.

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