227. Larus ichthyaetus

227. Larus ichthyaetus.

THE GREAT BLACK-HEADED GULL.

Fish-eyed, from

Male 26" to 29 1/4". Weight 2 lbs. to 3 3/4 lbs. Legs dull red. Bill red, black bar. Small crescentic white patches above and below the eye. Back and wings blue-grey. Rump, tail, and below white. Five primaries white, with black band. First quill, outer and half inner web, black.— In winter: Head white, streaked dark brown. Breeds in C. Asia and migrates in winter to S. Asia and N. E. Africa. Not further east than Burma, India, and Ceylon. Eggs (3.0 x 2.1) buff, streaked purple and brown. (J. 979. B. 1489.) See illustration, p. 211.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
227. Larus ichthyaetus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
227
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
212
Common name: 
Great Black Headed Gull
M_ID: 
4514
M_CN: 
Pallas's Gull
M_SN: 
Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
13030

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