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    Black-headed Gull

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    Black-headed Gull

    Chroicocephalus ridibundus
    • ORDER: Charadriiformes
    • FAMILY: Laridae
    Basic Description

    A common gull of the Old World, Black-headed Gull is a rare, but regular visitor to eastern North America.

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    Other Names
    • Gaviota Encapuchada (Spanish)
    • Mouette rieuse (French)
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