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35â€“37 cm (13Â¾-14Â½ in)
 Similar Species
They bear a strong resemblance to the Black-headed Gull but Brown-hooded Gull has a slightly darker mantle, narrower dark subterminal band on its primaries, more dark at the bases of its outermost primaries, and usually distinct white primary tips cf. Black-headed.
Humid forest, coast, rivers, lakes and marshes.
They nest in a hollow lined with vegetation. The clutch consists of 2 to 4 eggs.
The diet includes marine invertebrates and small fish.
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