Black-headed Gull
Chroicocephalus ridibundus

f16 @ 1/800s, ISO:1250, Nikon D3S w 500mm


"Black-headed Gull," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.The black-headed gull is a small gull that breeds in much of Europe and Asia, and also in coastal eastern Canada. Most of the population migratory, winters further south, but some birds reside in the milder westernmost areas of Europe. Some black-headed gulls also spend the winter in northeastern North America, where it was formerly known as the common black-headed gull. As is the case with many gulls, it was previously placed in the genus Larus. This gull is 3844 cm (1517 in) long with a 94105 cm (3741 in) wingspan. In flight, the white leading edge to the wing is a good field mark. The summer adult has a chocolate-brown head (not black, although does look black from a distance), pale grey body, black tips to the primary wing feathers, and red bill and legs.
Reykjavik, Iceland
 
06/05/2013