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1C Specimen of the Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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