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The Black-headed Gull is a small species of Old World gull that is found across large parts of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. This is a migratory species that is also found in small numbers in northeastern North America.
Black-headed Gulls eat a diet heavy on insects and other invertebrates. They feed on worms, small aquatic insects, and small fish. They feed mostly while swimming or walking.
Black-headed Gulls are fairly long-lived (as are most gull species), regularly surviving into their 30s.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 02 December 2014|
|Scientific Name||Chroicocephalus ridibundus|
|Birdorable Family||Terns & Gulls|
(as of 14 November 2014)
13.4 to 14.6 inches
39.4 to 43.3 inches
6.7 to 14.1 ounces
|Range||West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe Central Asia East Asia North Africa West Africa North America Europe|