Black-headed Gull

Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)

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.


37 cm


270-370 g


100-110 cm


 25,000-30,000 pairs