Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Gulls :: Gray-headed Gull

Gray-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus

Described by: Vieillot (1818)
Alternate common name(s): Grey-headed Gull, Gray-hooded Gull, Grey-hooded Gull
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Peru - Aug, 2002 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Tanji Reserve, The Gambia - Feb 6, 2004 © Ben van den Broek  El Paraiso, Peru - Jan, 2005 © R S Scanlon  El Paraiso, Peru - Jan, 2005 © R S Scanlon  Paracas, Peru - Aug, 2008 © Jean-Michel Fenerole 
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Se. South America. Africa s. of the Sahara;
Three populations;
(1) Coastal ec. South America from Paraguay, s. Brazil, Uruguay and ne. Argentina s. to Buenos Aires. Isolated population along the coast of Ecuador and Peru. Recorded off Brazil (ne. Bahia).
(2) Coastal w. Africa from sw. Mauritania, Senegambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Togo and Benin. Along the middle to upper Niger River of Niger and Nigeria and Lake Chad. E. Africa in the Blue Nile and White Nile Valleys of Sudan and Ethiopia through the Rift Valley lakes to Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. Coastal n. Angola and Namibia. S. Madagascar.


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


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