Grey-headed Gull

Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus - Mouette à tête grise

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Laridés

  • Genus
    :

    Chroicocephalus

  • Species
    :

    cirrocephalus

Descriptor

Vieillot, 1818

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 43 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 250 à 335 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

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

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus cirrocephalus (coastal Ecuador and Peru, coastal c Brazil to Argentina)
  • Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus poiocephalus (coastal Africa south of the Sahara and Madagascar)

Foreign names

  • Mouette à tête grise,
  • Gaviota Cabecigrís,
  • Gaivota-de-cabeça-cinzenta,
  • Graukopfmöwe,
  • szürkefejű sirály,
  • Grijskopmeeuw,
  • Gabbiano testagrigia,
  • Gråhuvad mås,
  • Gråhodemåke,
  • čajka sivohlavá,
  • racek šedohlavý,
  • Gråhovedet Måge,
  • harmaapäälokki,
  • Gryskopmeeu,
  • gavina capgrisa,
  • Hærumáfur,
  • mewa szarogłowa,
  • pelēkgalvas kaija,
  • sivoglavi galeb,
  • Сероголовая чайка,
  • ズアオカモメ,
  • 灰头鸥,
  • 灰頭鷗,

Voice song and cries

Mouette à tête grise
adult breeding

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes, Seasonal/Intermittent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes and Flats ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands, Coastal Sand Dunes ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Rural Gardens ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Salt Exploitation Sites

Geographic range

Illustration

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