PALLAS' or GREAT BLACK-HEADED GULL
Larus ichthyaetus

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Formerly called Great Black-headed Gull, this Central Asian breeder winters to the south & west of its natal area, most commonly seen in India & Israel, where it attains its stunning breeding plumage in many cases before departing for its breeding grounds. A number of recent records from Central & Eastern Europe give hope that one day a second bird will join the one on category 'B' of the British List.

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