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Black-headed Gull


Black-headed Gull
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Copyright: Olgierd Rozycki (rolesox) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 173] (1940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 100D, SIGMA 18-125mm F3.8-5.6 DC OS, Marumi 58 mm MC-UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-01 8:28
Viewed: 1560
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Picture taken at Rusalka lakelet in Szczecin city.
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. Some birds will also spend the winter in northeastern North America, where it was formerly known as the Common Black-headed Gull.
This gull is 3844 cm (15-17 in) long with a 94105 cm (3741 in) wingspan. In flight, the white leading edge to the wing is a good field mark. 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. It breeds in colonies in large reedbeds or marshes, or on islands in lakes, nesting on the ground.
Like most gulls, Black-headed Gulls are long-lived birds, with a maximum age of 63 years recorded in the wild.
PL mewa śmieszka.


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Awesome Capture. TFS B!

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-10 0:01]

Hi Olgierd
such a beautiful moment well captured. Exciting details and sharpness. The flapping of the wings is so well executed.
Exciting in flight shot.

Regards
Foozi

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