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Black-headed Gull
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Latin Name:

Larus ridibundus

Irish Name:

Sléibhín

Similar Species :

Mediterranean and Common Gulls, Kittiwake.

Breeding :

Breeds both on the coast and inland where they will often nest in colonies. Usually, nests on the ground in wetland areas, such as bogs and marshes and will also use man made lakes. Numbers breeding inland have declined dramatically, probably due to preda

Where to See:

An easy species to see, especially in the winter. Can be seen on ploughed fields and in towns and cities.

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Blackbird
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Latin Name:

Turdus merula

Irish Name:

Londubh

Similar Species :

Starling, Song Thrush, Ring Ouzel

Breeding :

Breeds throughout Ireland in many different habitats - mostly in hedgerows and gardens. Nest in trees or bushes - especially brambles and ivy, but also conifers. Will use large open-fronted nestboxes.

Where to See:

Widespread and common throughout Ireland.

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Blue Tit
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Latin Name:

Parus caeruleus

Irish Name:

Meantán gorm

Similar Species :

Great Tit, Coal Tit

Breeding :

Breeds throughout Ireland - prefers broad-leaved woodland, but also in farmland, parks and gardens. Nests in cavity in tree or wall. Occasionally chooses an unusual site such as a pipe or letterbox, but will readily use nestboxes.

Where to See:

Common and widespread in Ireland.

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