N India Tour 2012: Pallas's Gull
Also called the Great Black-headed Gull, this is the largest gull in India and according to wikipedia, the 3rd largest in the world. Along with its size, it dark hood, colorful bill and red gape make it a very striking bird. Breeds in cental Asia and a winter visitor to the coasts of India, occasionally at large inland water bodies, like here a large reservoir near Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India. March 2012.