Sunday Shot: Slender Billed Gull – Birding In Goa

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Slender billed Gull bird in-flight, Goa
Slender billed Gull bird in-flight

Flocks of these Slender Billed Gull’s look like a sprinkling of shiny silver particles in the sky from a distance, reflecting the sunshine. They can be then seen splitting into smaller groups scanning the surface of lakes and estuaries for the food. They are usually seen skimming the food from the surface of

Slender Billed Gull

They are usually seen skimming the food from the surface of water, they do not dive into the water. The typical characteristics are a divinely white colored body, greyish feathers of unique design and a black beak. This bird may be about 8-10 inches long and about 2 feet wide with feathers spread out.

This Slender billed Gull was captured from the new Patto bridge over Mandovi River at Panjim, Goa. It was scanning the water at the river edge circling over repeatedly thus providing eye level view to get a decent image of the bird in-flight

For more bird pictures, see our Birds of India series.

Recommend you read following travel blog on bird photography & birding in India.

  1. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary – Places to visit in Rajasthan.
  2. Birds of Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh – Bird Photography.
  3. Bird Photography at Satpura National Park, Madhya Pradesh.
  4. Flock of Wooly-necked Stork – Birding In Goa.
  5. Sunday Shot: Rose-ringed Parakeet in-flight – Birding in Goa.

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