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Heuglin's Gull, Larus heuglini 


1st Calendar Year, November

 Chapora Estuary, Goa

Only bird in flock to have greater coverts this extensively barred. Bill is beginning to show some pale at the base, as was the case for what seemed to be obvious barabensis.  The upper and under tail coverts were also more heavily marked than in most other birds.  The greater covert pattern is more typical for Armenian Gull, although I am not suggesting it is this form.