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 the 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
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