Larus affinis, Rein.
978ter. :- Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 439; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 316.
THE LESSER HERRING GULL.
Length, 24.2; wing, 17.2; tarsus, 2.6 ; bill at front, 2.25.
Length, 22.3; wing, 16.8; tarsus, 2.6; bill at front, 2.1.
Bill yellow, angle of lower mandible red; irides pale yellow ; eyelids yellowish-red.
Head, crown, neck, and nape white in summer; in winter streaked with dusky brown, and with a dusky eye-spot ; chin, throat, and breast white ; back dark slaty-grey also the greater and lesser wing-coverts; primaries dark slaty-grey ; the first six tipped with white ; the first with a broad bar and the extreme tip white, the rest only tipped white; secondaries like the back, and tipped with white; some of the tertials also tipped with white ; under wing-coverts white ; upper and under tail-coverts and tail white.
The Lesser Herring Gull occurs in immense numbers all along the coast.