Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)
Length: 37 cm
Weight: 270-370 g
Wingspan: 100-110 cm
Population: 25,000-30,000 pairs
Black-headed Gull started to nest in Iceland early in the last century. It is now distributed all over the lowlands of Iceland. Black-headed Gulls breed in colonies, mostly in wetlands. It feeds mainly on insects but Black-headed Gulls in towns feed on a variety of food made available by humans.
Black-headed Gulls nest in a few places by the Skjálfandi Bay. It is common in Húsavík and can easily be seen by the harbour.