Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Gulls :: Great Black-headed Gull

Great Black-headed Gull Larus ichthyaetus

Described by: Pallas (1773)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Larus icthyaetus, Larus icthyaetus


Ma’agan Mikhael, Israel - Mar 19, 2001 © Alain Fossé  India - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Kutch, Gujarat, India - Mar 23, 2008 © Jugal Tiwari  Kutch, Gujarat, India - Mar 23, 2008 © Jugal Tiwari  Kutch, Gujarat, India - Mar 23, 2008 © Jugal Tiwari 
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Ec. Europe and wc. Asia.
Fragmented distribution in small populations in scattered locations;
Wc. Hungary (Hortobagy National Park) to s. Russia (Crimea, Black Sea), Caspian Sea and Aral Sea e. to Lake Balkhash, Kirghiz steppes. se. Altai, Pamir Mountains and locally to nw. Mongolia and possibly n. China (Gansu, Quinghai) and Tibet.
Winters in e. Mediterranean (Israel, Hula Valley), Red Sea, sc. Ethiopia, Persian Gulf, Caspian Sea and along the coast of the n. Indian Ocea e. to Burma.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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