19 March, 2013

Slender-billed Gull

Scientific Name: Chroicocephalus genei

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Breeding range around the Mediterranean and the north of the western Indian Ocean on islands and coastal lagoons. Wintering further south to north Africa and India.

Field Notes: Medium-sized non-hooded gull with light grey mantle. Neck and bill with slender, elegant appearance. Legs and bill are dark red, appearing black. summer, the breast has a pink colouration.

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