Sardinia and Corsica.
Some recent authors place this species and other “black-headed gulls” in genus Ichthyaetus (see L. ichthyaetus, above). Has been placed in Chroicocephalus. Previously thought to be probably closest to L. canus. Monotypic.
Mediterranean coasts, with main breeding areas at the Ebro Delta and in Valencia (NE Spain) and on the Chafarinas Is (off NE Morocco), and scattered colonies from Portugal, Morocco and Algeria E to Aegean Sea, S Turkey and Cyprus. Winters S to Senegambia; small wintering population along Aegean and S Turkey coasts.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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