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Black Headed Gull

By Paul_cats
The Black Headed Gull adults are roughly 13-17 inches (33-44cm) in length with a 35-41 inch (89-105 cm) wingspan. The summer adult has a chocolate-brown head (not black, despite the name), the body and wings are pale grey, with black tips on the primary wing feathers. The bill is red with a black tip, and the legs are also red. The “black” hood is lost in winter, leaving just a dark vertical streak or spot behind the eye. Setting the Common Black Headed Gull apart from the other “hooded” gulls is the fact that they do no actually have a black head during breeding season.

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Tags: Nature General Seagull Gull Black headed gull Wildlife and nature

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Jul 2010 5:53PM
A superb image, well timed and presented. Carol

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26 Jul 2010 5:59PM
great shot
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2010 7:48PM
splendid shot
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
26 Jul 2010 7:49PM
A real corker Paul, you've captured some fabulous detail in the feathers and I like the clear blue of the water
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
26 Jul 2010 8:10PM
beautiful image
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2010 8:28PM
great comp wonderful colours and detail a beauty nice one Wink
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2010 12:24AM
brilliant capture
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
28 Jul 2010 4:44AM
A fantastic capture Paul, I truly believe that this is the best shot I've ever seen of a seagull, the detail in the wing is superb, and all so beautifully presented!
Rgds., Jim
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2010 12:32PM
Great composition, excellent moment captured, and super presentation.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2010 5:04PM
great presentation

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
5 Aug 2010 2:13PM
Great shot Paul, lovely detail and a well controlled exp to retain detail in the whites, never easy,

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