Bird Families

Black-headed gull


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Last time there was one, but a big one. Today they are small, but three.

Fujifilm X-T20, Jupiter 37A 135mm

When you are very young, but you can already stand up for yourself.

Glaucous or great polar gull (Larus hyperboreus).

A young burgomaster chick drives away annoying herring gulls from its "prey" given to him by kind walkers.

Zelenogradsk pier, Kaliningrad region

Photo: Elizaveta Mona "Defender of the Territory" from here

Family: Gulls

Type: Burgomaster

A rare guest in the Baltic

Burgomaster (Larus hyperboreus) - a very large gull with a long, powerful beak and a flat crown. Its wings protrude slightly beyond the edge of the tail. The body length reaches 68 cm, the wingspan is up to 165 cm. It can weigh up to 2 kg.

In the Baltic, the photographer met a young chick in the first winter plumage: grayish-brown, with dark-brown streaks on the mantle, scapular and wing coverts, as well as on the upper tail.

The nestling boldly approached people for food and drove away from the pieces of bread the seagulls flying by. With his powerful pink beak with a contrasting black end, he calmly took food from the hands of people, swallowed quickly and reached for a new portion.

Zelenogradsk, Kaliningrad region

Photo: Elizaveta Mona from here

Fat seagulls in Bahrain have stopped flying and staggered through the streets

The local cuisine is to blame. The country's authorities believe that birds spoil the appearance of cities.

Seagulls in Bahrain (an island nation in the Persian Gulf) are obese and refuse to fly due to overeating. The birds are addicted to machba, a national dish common in the Gulf countries of spicy chicken and spiced rice cooked in butter.

Officials say the seagulls are so used to human food that now they don't even try to find food in the sea.

Abdullah Al Qubaysi, chairman of the technical committee of Bahrain's northern municipal council, notes that the fat seagulls roaming the streets "ruin the reputation of respectable areas." The official called for action to be taken against improper disposal of food.

“Seagulls no longer fly because of too much weight.We see them staggering on the ground as if they just got off work and heading home for lunch. All that is left to do is feed them dessert and give them a jug of juice, ”said Abdullah Al Qubais.

In 2015, scientists from the University of Liverpool published a study in which they found that birds quickly gain weight from human food. The work says that this leads to health problems.

Another study published last year found that herring gulls prefer food that a person has touched over food that they have not touched.

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