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Juveniles have a brown head that fades to white over four years
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The Mediterranean area, wintering to Senegal.
Rare, but populations appear to be increasing.
Breeds in sandy areas with low brush. Rocky sea coasts, saline marshes and reedbeds, saltpans and lakes. Pelagic.
An elegant gull
Two to three eggs are laid on a ground nest and are incubated for 21 days.
The diet consists mostly of fish snatched from the surface, or by diving; they rarely scavenge.
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