Black-headed Gull
Kranji
06 Dec 2005 to 11 Dec 2005


General details
Species
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Record ID 298
Date range 06 Dec 2005 to 11 Dec 2005
Location Kranji
Count 3 individuals
Date added 25 Oct 2021

Record accepted.

Committee's view
Background
Three birds seen and photographed. This sighting has is not listed in any literature, but descriptions are available in the YahooGroup Archives 2005, where an observer (Ping Ling) describes that "Features of the Black-headed Gulls noted were their prominent ear patch & dark eyes. They were of a size with the Lesser Crested Terns though slightly bulkier". The birds were observed by multiple observers and photographs are available online. Wang & Hails (2007) cites T. L. Weng in litt.
Verdict Accepted / Wild (Verifiable)

References (see all)
References Other; Other; Wang & Hails, 2007
Wang & Hails (2007) Record is present in source
Lim (2009) Record is absent in source