Common Black-headed Gull
Chroicocephalus ridibundus

– medium-sized gull
– size like a pigeon, but more elegant with slimmer wings
– diurnal migrant, to lesser extent nocturnal
– migrates in small to large flocks in formation


Common Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, AD BREED
BIF1984, 17/04/2010, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF363_MPU_I8Z6247_090624_cbhgull_ad_summer_d_leipzig
Common Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, AD BREED
BIF0363, 24/06/2009, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, AD BREED
BIF1981, 05/07/2017, Cuxhaven, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF085_MPU_I1Q1281_121116_cbhgull_ad_winter_d_cuxhaven
Common Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, AD NBREED
BIF0085, 16/11/2012, Cuxhaven, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF084_MPU_I1Q1243_121116_cbhgull_ad_winter_d_cuxhaven
Common Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, AD NBREED
BIF0084, 16/11/2012, Cuxhaven, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, 2CY
BIF1983, 05/07/2017, Cuxhaven, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF362_MPU_I1Q3811_120823_cbhgull_2CY_d_cuxhaven
Common Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, 2CY
BIF0362, 23/08/2012, Cuxhaven, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF364_MPU_I8Z5680_100108_cbhgull_1W_d_leipzig
Common Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, 2CY
BIF0364, 08/01/2010, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, 1CY
BIF0723, 01/07/2015, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, 1CY
BIF1672, 03/07/2015, North Sea, offshore, Roland Neumann

Common Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, 1CY
BIF1670, 01/07/2015, Rügen, Germany, Roland Neumann
BIF365_MPU_I8Z9995_090715_cbhgull_ad_1S_d_north-sea
Common Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, AD BREED, 1CY
BIF0365, 15/07/2009, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze
BIF366_MPU_I1Q3670_141030_cbhgull_ad_winter_d_north-sea
Common Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, AD NBREED
BIF0366, 30/10/2014, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze
BIF367_MPU_PMA3698_110526_cbhgull_flock_mng_dornod
Common Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
BIF0367, 26/05/2011, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze


Common Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, calls in flight
BIF0086, 21/06/2009, Delitzsch, Germany, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector


Common Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, excitement calls
BIF0087, 22/05/2010, Illmitz, Austria, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector


Common Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, excitement calls, call
BIF0088, 25/04/2011, Stary–Talap, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector

comparison species:
Slender-billed Gull
Bonaparte’s Gull
Little Gull
Mediterranean Gull
Pallas’s Gull

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