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Pallas’s Gull, Great Black-headed Gull, Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus, | by Graham Ekins
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Pallas’s Gull, Great Black-headed Gull, Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus,

I saw several of these impressive gulls roosting on the island off Morjim beach, Goa in January 2013. All were still in winter plumage. Thery breed far to the north in S-central Asia and winter as far west as the eastern Mediterranean.

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Taken on January 12, 2013