Pallas's Gull (Great Black-headed Gull) Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus (Larus ichthyaetus)

I prefer the old name Great Black-headed Gull which is still in common usage but Pallas's seems to be becoming increasingly popular. An extremely rare bird in the UK and the next (first) twitchable bird will be very popular indeed. Extralimital records in Europe have increased in recent years so surely another British record can't be far away...

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Pallas's Gull, Shinas Harbour, 17th November 2017

 

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Pallas's Gull, outlet near Muscat Airport, 18th November 2017