Black-headed Gull

Scientific Name: Larus ridibundus
Common Name: Black-headed Gull

Identifying Features: 

Fun Facts:

  • Eggshell removal is a behaviour seen in birds once the chicks have hatched, observed mostly to reduce risk of predation. Removing the eggshell acts as a way of camouflage to avoid predators seeing the nest.
  • Male chicks have less of a chance of survival when compared to female chicks.
  • Conspecific brood parasitism is a behaviour that occurs when females lay their eggs in another females nest, of the same species.


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