Brown-hooded Gull

The Brown-hooded Gull is a species of gull in the Laridae family. As is the case with many gulls, it has traditionally been placed in the genus Larus.

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The Brown-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.

studied the behavior and ecology of nesting Brown-hooded Gulls in Argentina, placing emphasis on colony and nest site selection, coloniality, synchrony, and interspecific relation- ships. SrxJDY AREA AD METttODS I conducted fieldwork in the marshes of the San Jose Estancia, Murphy, Prov- ince of Santa Fe, Argentina from 10 October 1972 through 20 January 1973. The pampas here contain shallow alkaline lakes with large tracts of tules (Scirpus callfornicus). The marshes were extensive and had large expanses of open water with a maximum depth of 1. More

The Brown-hooded Gull (Chroicocephalus maculipennis) is a species of gull in the Laridae family. As is the case with many gulls, it has traditionally been placed in the genus Larus. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the Falkland Islands, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are swamps, freshwater lakes, intertidal marshes, and pastureland. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Larus maculipennis. More

A brown-hooded gull in Ushaia. Note the molting primaries. More information here. More

A brown-hooded gull (Larus maculipennis) displaying on the beach, Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands. Photographed by Ellen Goff. More

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Brown-hooded Gulls feed on a wide range of marine invertebrates and small fish which they either catch directly from the water surface around kelp beds, or by foraging along the water's edge. In Stanley a small number have learned to forage on refuse or hand-outs. Sexes are similar in appearance. More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Laridae
Genus : Larus
Species : maculipennis
Authority : Lichtenstein, 1823