<< Previous Next >>

I'm cold

I'm cold
Photo Information
Copyright: Hurmuz Yeniceli (citlenbik) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 20] (241)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D Digital, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-02 11:07
Viewed: 3217
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Karabaş Martı - Black-headed Gull - Larus ridibundus

The Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) is a small gull which breeds in much of Europe and Asia, and also in coastal eastern Canada. Most of the population is migratory, wintering further south, but some birds in the milder westernmost areas of Europe are resident. Some birds will also spend the winter in northeastern North America, where it was formerly known as the Common Black-headed Gull. As is the case with many gulls, it has traditionally been placed in the genus Larus.

This gull is 38-44 cm (15-17½ in) long with a 94-105 cm (37-41 in) wingspan. It 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.

The Black-headed Gull is a bold and opportunist feeder and will scavenge in towns or take invertebrates in ploughed fields with equal relish.

In flight, the white leading edge to the wing is a good field mark. The summer adult has a chocolate-brown head (not black, despite the name), pale grey body, black tips to the primary wing feathers, and red bill and legs. The hood is lost in winter, leaving just dark vertical streaks.

This species 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 fully developed dark hood.

rousettus, elif has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To skoksalan: Merhabacitlenbik 1 03-07 13:30
To rousettus: Merhabacitlenbik 1 03-07 13:28
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hürmüz Hanım merhaba
soğuktan mı bilmem ama pek bir hüzünlü imiş Karabaş Martımız. sanırım kapalı bir havada çekmişsiniz. ışığa rağmen güzel görüntülemişsiniz. elinize sağlık. iyi geceler dileklerimle, selamlar.

Merhaba Hürmüz Hanım,
Kapalı havada çekilmiş olmasına rağmen oldukça net bir kare.
Bir şanssızlığınızda martının yeni sudan çıkmış olması sanırım
Ellerinize sağlık.

Calibration Check