Grey-hooded gull

The Grey-headed Gull is a small gull which breeds patchily in South America and Africa south of the Sahara. It is not truly migratory, but is more widespread in winter. This species has occurred as a rare vagrant to North America and Spain. It is known as the Gray-hooded Gull by the American Ornithologists' Union. As is the case with many gulls, it has traditionally been placed in the genus Larus.

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The Grey-hooded gull is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Grey-hooded Gull (Larus cirrocephalus) A few on the coast Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla) Common at Puerto Eten. Franklin’s Gull (Larus franklini) Common at Puerto Eten. (L) South American Tern (Sterna hirundinacea) Several seen offshore. Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) Common at Puerto Eten. Elegant Tern (Sterna elegans) A number seen along the coast. Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis) 2 at Puerto Eten. Peruvian Tern (Sterna lorata) 3 seen at Huanchaco. More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Laridae
Genus : Larus
Species : cirrocephalus
Authority : Vieillot, 1818