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Mediterranean Gull - Svartehavsmåke - Larus melanocephalus
Svarthuvad mås - Sorthovedet måge - Mustanmerenlokki - Zwartkopmeeuw - Schwarzkopfmöwe - Gaviota Cabecinegra - Mouette mélanocéphale
 

Mediterranean Gull, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Mediterranean Gull, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, December 2012
Newbiggin is the Med Gull capital of the North East - has to be one of the best places to see this species.

Mediterranean Gull, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Mediterranean Gull, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, December 2012



Mediterranean Gulls feeding on the beach at Newbiggin-by-the-sea, Northumberland, February 2017



Mediterranean Gull
Two Mediterranean Gulls together with Black-headed Gulls off Athens, Greece, March 2010

The above picture shows in part the incongruity of the English name for this species - Mediterranean gull is the one with the black head. The Black-headed gull have dark brown heads. Another thing wrong with the name is that this bird is not actually that common over much of the Mediterranean - the Norwegians call it "Black Sea Gull" which is to me a better name.

For more information about birding in the Mediterranean see here.
For more information about birding the Black Sea see here.




All pictures on this page taken using various digital SLR cameras with a 400mm telephoto lens (hand held)






Mediterranean Gull, Russian Black Sea

Above and below: Mediterranean Gulls, Russian Black Sea, April 2012



Mediterranean Gull, Russian Black Sea







Mediterranean Gull, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Above and below: Med Gulls, Newbiggin-by-the-sea, Northumberland, December 2012

Mediterranean Gull, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea



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