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Black-headed Gull - Mouette rieuse

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Picture taken at the Marais d’Harchies on March 28th.

The Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) is a small gull which breeds in much of Europe and Asia, and also in coastal eastern Canada. Most of the population is migratory, wintering further south, but some birds in the milder westernmost areas of Europe are resident. The summer adult has a chocolate-brown head (not black, despite the name), pale grey body, black tips to the primary wing feathers, and red bill and legs. The hood is lost in winter, leaving just dark vertical streaks. This is a noisy species, especially in colonies, with a familiar "kree-ar" call. Its scientific name means "laughing gull".



La Mouette rieuse (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) est une espèce d'oiseau de la famille des Laridae, une famille regroupant notamment les mouettes et les goélands. La Mouette rieuse est de couleur blanche avec les ailes gris perle sauf l'extrémité noire. La tête est brun sombre sauf en hiver où elle est blanche avec une tache noirâtre derrière l'œil. Les pattes sont orange ou rouge-orangé. Le bec est rouge-jaune.


Thank you for your comments on my previous upload :


"Another Grebe (Great Crested)"

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Apr 17, 2012 11:46:49 am
Very pretty and the reflection is awesome.

by ladylake Homepage »

Apr 17, 2012 12:19:31 pm
Excellent shot, outstanding details and I like the reflections too.

by Hendesse Homepage »

Apr 17, 2012 1:31:12 pm
Its a beauty.

by jayfar Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 17, 2012 1:52:30 pm
What a handsome fellow! And I like the reflection in the water. That makes it near-unanimous. :)

by PatGoltz Homepage »

Apr 17, 2012 6:26:51 pm
It looks like he is wearing a mask
Cool capture

by Faemike55 Homepage »

Apr 17, 2012 7:12:29 pm
Excellent capture!

by MrsRatbag Homepage »

Apr 18, 2012 1:43:24 am
All I can say is that this shot is just perfect! I notice that he is banded too.

by whaleman Homepage »

Apr 18, 2012 8:56:00 am
Nicely composed--glad you included the reflection---

by dixievb Homepage »

Apr 18, 2012 9:47:22 am
Beautiful pic.

by pat40 Homepage »

Apr 18, 2012 10:07:14 am
Fantastic photo composition!

by thecytron Homepage »

Apr 18, 2012 11:33:20 am
wonderful shot

by jocko500 Homepage »

Apr 18, 2012 1:32:13 pm
Thank you for your comments;
my next upload :


"Bombus pascuorum"


by GiMi53 Homepage »

Apr 18, 2012 7:35:48 pm
drole de masque :)

by bebert Homepage »

Apr 20, 2012 1:38:50 pm
lovely portrait!!! love the reflections!!!

by angora Homepage »

Apr 24, 2012 10:27:54 am
Fantastic photo composition!

by mariogiannecchini Homepage »

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