Black-headed Gull

Chroicocephalus ridibundus - Mouette rieuse

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Laridés

  • Genus
    :

    Chroicocephalus

  • Species
    :

    ridibundus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1766

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 43 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 94 à 110 cm.
  • Weight
    : 225 à 350 g
Longevity

32 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) is a species of bird in the Laridae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Mouette rieuse,
  • Gaviota Reidora,
  • Guincho,
  • Lachmöwe,
  • Dankasirály,
  • Kokmeeuw,
  • Gabbiano comune,
  • Skrattmås,
  • Hettemåke,
  • čajka smejivá,
  • racek chechtavý,
  • Hættemåge,
  • naurulokki,
  • Swartkopmeeu,
  • gavina riallera,
  • Hettumáfur,
  • (mewa) śmieszka,
  • lielais ķīris,
  • rečni galeb,
  • Озерная чайка,
  • Camar perak,
  • ユリカモメ,
  • 红嘴鸥,
  • นกนางนวลขอบปีกขาว,
  • 紅嘴鷗〔黑頭紅嘴鷗〕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged), Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses), Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Sand Dunes ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Urban Areas ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Wastewater Treatment Areas

Geographic range

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