The winter plumage (feathers) of the Black-Headed Gull is very different from its summer plumage.
The Black-Headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) is a coastal bird, a common seagull in Europe and Asia in the Northern Hemisphere.
For most of the year, it has a white and pale-grey body with a chocolate-brown head – not a black head. It has black tips on its wing feathers. It has a red beak and red legs. But in winter its plumage changes.
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The Southern Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis) is a large seabird in the Phalacrocoracidae family of European and Asian cormorants. It is also known as the Great Black Cormorant.
The Southern Cormorant is black with white cheeks and throat. Its feathers are glossy with some green iridescence. Its beak is grey, its eyes are green, and its webbed feet are black.
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TheEuropean Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) is a large sea bird. It is a seagull.
The European Herring Gull has a grey back and grey upper wings, with a white head and white underparts. Its wingtips are black. Its beak is yellow with a red spot and there is a ring of bare yellow skin (eye-ring) around its pale eyes. Its legs are yellow-orange.
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What is a group of seabirds called?
A group of seabirds is called a wreck of seabirds.
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