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1E 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


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

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


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

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


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

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


52 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 12052007  Stellendam,The Netherlands

52 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 12052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


53 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 12052007  Stellendam,The Netherlands

53 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 12052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


54 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 12052007  Stellendam,The Netherlands

54 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 12052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


55 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 12052007  Stellendam,The Netherlands

55 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 12052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


56 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 12052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands

56 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 12052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


57 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus adult 10052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands

57 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus adult 10052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


58 Black-headed Gulls Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007  Stellendam,The Netherlands

58 Black-headed Gulls Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


59 Black-headed Gulls Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007  Stellendam,The Netherlands

59 Black-headed Gulls Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


60 Black-headed Gulls Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007  Stellendam,The Netherlands

60 Black-headed Gulls Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


61 Black-headed Gulls Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007  Stellendam,The Netherlands

61 Black-headed Gulls Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007 Stellendam,The Netherlands


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