The African Grey-Headed Gull (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus poiocephalus) is a coastal bird, a seagull.
The African Grey-Headed Gull has a grey back, grey wings, a white chest, a pale grey head, and black-tipped tail feathers. It has a red beak and red legs.
It is about 42 centimetres (16.5 inches) tall.
The Grey-Headed Gull is native to South America and Africa. The African Grey-Headed Gull is native to sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers wetlands, estuaries, lakes, and marshes. It is coastal, but does not travel far out to sea.
It is a noisy bird.
It lives in colonies. The flocks can have hundreds or thousands of individuals.
Females lay 2-3 eggs in a nest on the ground.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM