Pallass Gull

Scientific Name: Larus ichthyaetus
Common Name: Pallas's Gull
Other Name: Great black-headed gull

Identifying Features: yellow legs, black head, grey wings, orangey-yellow beak with red tip, grey back

Fun Facts:

  • It is third largest species of gull in the world, after the great black-backed gull and the glaucous gull.
  • Although they are noisy at colonies, Pallas’s gulls are mostly silent when breeding. These birds are predatory, taking fish, crustaceans, insects and even small mammals.


This image was clicked by Michael Southcott – via Flickr.

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