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Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา

The Brown-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus) is a small gull which breeds in the high plateaus of central Asia from Tajikistan to Ordos in Inner Mongolia. It is migratory, wintering on the coasts and large inland lakes of the Indian Subcontinent. As is the case with many gulls, was traditionally placed in the genus Larus.

This gull breeds in colonies in large reedbeds or marshes, or on islands in lakes, nesting on the ground. Like most gulls, it is highly gregarious in winter, both when feeding or in evening roosts. It is not a pelagic species, and is rarely seen at sea far from coasts.

This is a bold and opportunist feeder, which will scavenge in towns or take invertebrates in ploughed fields with equal relish.

The brown-headed gull is slightly larger than Black-headed Gull. The summer adult has a pale brown head, lighter than that of black-headed, a pale grey body, and red bill and legs. The black tips to the primary wing feathers have conspicuous white "mirrors". The underwing is grey with black flight feathers. The brown hood is lost in winter, leaving just dark vertical streaks.

This bird takes two years to reach maturity. First year birds have a black terminal tail band, more dark areas in the wings, and, in summer, a less homogeneous hood.

This is a noisy species, especially at colonies.

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา

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Brown Headed Gull  vs  Black Headed Gull
Brown Headed Gull vs Black Headed Gull - Click HERE for bigger picture
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Length: 45 cm
Wingspan:
Weight: 450 à 714 g
Longevity:
Distinctive Feature

Similar Species

• Similar to Black-headed Gull but note different wing patterns and white eye in adults.

From opus at www.birdforum.net
Female / Male / Juvenile

• Juvenile - Upperwing similar to Black-headed Gull but with solid black wing-tips and white restricted to streaks on inner primaries and primary coverts dark-streaked

From opus at www.birdforum.net


Listen to the Brown-headed Gull

Remarks from the Recordist

Several birds fighting over scraps on the Ganges. I could only manage four clean seconds without overwhelming human sounds.

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Conservation status
Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 May 2006.



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 8 February 2016
Location: Bang Pu, Bangkok



Thank's to Nick Upton at www.thaibirding.com for HOT birding tip. His web page is a ONE STOP for everything you need for bird watching in Thailand. There are reviews of the birding sites with maps and information.

And if you like Nick Upton's web page you will also like www.norththailandbirding.com I have used this page together with Nick Upton's page when planning my birding tours. Excellent reviews and information about the birding sites.

I also got the Thai names of the birds from www.norththailandbirding.com. There is a bird check list with all the names in English and Thai. And of course also the Scientific Name. Down load the birdlist in Microsoft Excel format at www.norththailandbirding.com Or down load the Excel sheet by clicking HERE

PLEASE! As I'm a first time birdwatcher bear in mind that some of the bird can be wrongly named. I have bought book and I confirm on the internet to get the right identity on the birds I take pictures off. But there can still be mistakes.


Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 30 January 2021
Map Ta Put Port Entrance
ID as a FIRST WINTER by the black pattern on the wings and the orange legs and bill

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 30 January 2021
Map Ta Put Port Entrance
ID as a FIRST WINTER by the black pattern on the wings and the orange legs and bill

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 30 January 2021
Map Ta Put Port Entrance
ID as a FIRST WINTER by the black pattern on the wings and the orange legs and bill

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 30 January 2021
Map Ta Put Port Entrance
ID as a FIRST WINTER by the black pattern on the wings and the orange legs and bill

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 30 January 2021
Map Ta Put Port Entrance
ID as a FIRST WINTER by the black pattern on the wings and the orange legs and bill

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 30 January 2021
Map Ta Put Port Entrance
ID as a FIRST WINTER by the black pattern on the wings and the orange legs and bill

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 30 January 2021
Map Ta Put Port Entrance
ID as a FIRST WINTER by the black pattern on the wings and the orange legs and bill

Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, นกนางนวลธรรมดา
Brown-headed Gull / นกนางนวลธรรมดา - 30 January 2021
Map Ta Put Port Entrance - Here together with a Black-naped Tern
ID as a FIRST WINTER by the black pattern on the wings and the orange legs and bill



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