1134. Larus brunneicephalus

1134 Brown-headed GULL.
LARUS BRUNNEICEPHALUS.
Larus brunneicephalus, Jerdon, Madr. Journ, xii. p. 25 (1840) ; (David and Oust.), Ois. Chine, p. 521 ; Saunders, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxv. p. 215 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 301.
Dhomra, Hindu.
Male ad. (N.W. India). Differs from L. ridibundus in being larger, the hood browner, especially paler on the forehead, and the pattern of the quills (which are blacker) different ; the two outer quills black with elong┬Čated white subterminal spots, and a little white at the base, the 3rd with more white at base, with the white increasing on the inner ones ; bill red, brownish at the tip ; legs and feet red ; iris white or pale yellow ; sides red. Culmen 1.9, wing 13.5, tail 5.2, tarsus 2.0 inch. In winter and immature dress it differs from L. ridibundus in the different pattern of the quills.
Hab. Central Asia from Turkestan to Tibet and Mongolia ; wintering on the coasts and marshes of Burma, India, and Ceylon, and as far west as Aden.
In general habits this Gull resembles L. ridibundus. It breeds on the high tablelands of Tibet in Central Asia, but its nest and eggs appear to be undescribed.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1134. Larus brunneicephalus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1134
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
825
Common name: 
Brown Headed Gull
M_ID: 
4490
M_CN: 
Brown-headed Gull
M_SN: 
Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10095

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