Great Black-headed Gull
Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus (Pallas, 1773)
Family: Charadriiformes > Laridae
A 'does what it says on the tin' name (it is also known as Pallas' Gull), Great Black-headed Gull is an extremely rare visitor from south-eastern Europe, with one accepted record (1859).
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
In winter, Great Black-backed Gulls occur around the coast of Britain & Ireland, as well as at inland, lowland sites in England and Scotland. They breed mostly along the coast, though are largely absent from most of the North Sea coast between Lothian and Kent. Densities are highest in the Northern Isles, northwest Scotland and western Ireland.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
European Distribution Map
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Great Black-headed Gull, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
|Field Codes||5-letter code: GBHGU | Euring: 5730|
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