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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Mediterranean Gull

 

 

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Mediterranean Gull

Larus melanocephalus

 

  • Mediterranean Gull
  • Larus melanocephalus
  • UK: AMBER LIST. Estimated breeding population 90 -100 prs BTO
  • WI: Very rare vagrant (five or less records)
  • Adults white wing-tips and underwings, juveniles have more wing markings.
    Bit bigger than a black-headed gull. Head is black in the breeding season. Beak large & slightly drooped - adult's is bright red
  • Diet: Summer - insects. Winter marine fish, molluscs

 

Mediterranean Gull records in the Western Isles

Very rare (five or less records)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)

The chart below shows how abundant the Mediterranean Gull is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

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