Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Brown‑headed Gull Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus
Family : Laridae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Coast and wetlands
Description : The Brown-headed Gull is a grey seabird whose white head turns dark coffee colour in the summer (adult bird length approximately 46 cm, wing 35 cm, bill 4 cm, tarsus 5.2 cm, tail 14 cm). The non-breeding adult has a white head with a dark patch on the ear-coverts and black bill with a red tip. It also takes grubs, slugs, earthworms, insects, winged termites and shoots of crops.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.