Tag Archives: Laridae

Black-headed Gull breeding range expansion

First breeding record of Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) in Africa was found at an islet of Barrage Al-Massira in 2002 (Radi et al. 2004; Thévenot et al. 2004). Since then, the species has colonised many other wetlands in Morocco, Algeria and in Tunisia. L’expansion de l’aire de reproduction de la Mouette rieuse au Maroc. Nous… Read More »

Cape Gull and Great Black-backed Gull at Khnifiss Lagoon

A new paper by Olof Jönsson published in Birding World describes the breeding of a new bird species for Morocco and Africa: the Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus). And equally important for birders, the paper also discusses the status of Cape Gull (Larus dominicanus vetula) at Khnifiss Lagoon and the Western Palearctic. The latter species… Read More »