Check List 17(1): 21-26, doi: 10.15560/17.1.21
First records of Gray-hooded Gull, Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus (Vieillot, 1818) (Charadriiformes, Laridae), in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil
expand article infoLuis Eduardo dos Santos, Edvaldo Silva-Jr§, Christian Beier|, Thuani Luísa Saldanha Wagener, Arthur Venancio de Santana, Cassiana Alves de Aguiar, Vitor Henrique Lopes da Silva#
‡ Universidade de Passo Fundo, Palmeira das Missões, Brazil§ Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil| Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Panambi, Brazil¶ Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil# Universidade Federal do Pampa, São Gabriel, Brazil
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Gray-hooded Gull, Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus (Vieillot, 1818), is distributed across South America and considered a resident, with individuals in their non-breeding period able to disperse over long distances. We report the first records of this species from the state of Espírito Santo, the only state on the Brazilian coast without previous records. We suggest that the geographical distribution of this species is expanding along the Brazilian coast, in accordance with what has been previously suggested for Gray-hooded Gull.

Aves, birds, distribution, geographical expansion, Gray-headed Gull