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1B Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus

Black-headed Gulls are very common in the Dutch delta in all months of the year.

The large colonies are a key element in the coastal ecosystem. Sandwich Terns f.i. 

will only breed when there is a Black-headed Gull colony around and if so they will

settle in dense clusters amidst the gulls leaving the defence to the poor gulls which

will suffer great losses to marauding Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Mediterranean Gulls, Barnacle Geese, Red-breasted Mergansers, Tufted Ducks and

Gadwalls very much depend on the protection of the Black-headeds and even Avocets

and Common Terns who can perfectly fend for themselves like the Black-headeds to

serve on the front line.


1-blackheadedgulls- 2-bonapartegulls- 3-mediterraneangulls- 4-littlegulls 5-franklin'sgulls


13 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007  Stellendam,The Netherlands

13 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


14 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007  Stellendam.The Netherlands

14 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007 Stellendam.The Netherlands


15 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007  Stellendam.The Netherlands

15 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007 Stellendam.The Netherlands


16 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007  Stellendam,The Netherlands

16 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


17 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007  Stellendam,The Netherlands

17 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


18 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 04052007 Stellendam, The Netherlands

18 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 04052007 Stellendam, The Netherlands


19 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007  Stellendam,The Netherlands

19 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


20 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007  Stellendam,The Netherlands

20 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


21 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007  Stellendam,The Netherlands

21 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


22 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007  Stellendam,The Netherlands

22 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


23 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007  Stellendam,The Netherlands

23 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


24 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007  Stellendam,The Netherlands

24 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


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