233. Larus affinis

233. Larus affinis.

THE DARK-BACKED HERRING-GULL.

Male 24" to 24 1/2"; 2 to 2 3/4 lbs. Female 22" to 23 1/2"; 2 lbs. Legs pale yellow. Bill yellow, patch red. Mantle and both webs of primaries at base slate-grey. First quill with grey wedge on inner web, then a broad white band, and then a sub-terminal black bar and white tip. On second quill grey wedge is larger, rest black and tip white. In other quills there is more grey on both webs, till the black finally disappears.— In winter: Head and neck flecked with brown. Breeds in N. E. Europe and Siberia, visiting in winter E. Africa, S. Arabia, Baluchistan, and W. India. (B. 1494. S. F. i. 273.)

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: 
233. Larus affinis
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
233
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
216
Common name: 
Dark Backed Herring Gull
M_ID: 
4572
M_SN: 
Larus fuscus heuglini
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13035

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