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Pallas's Gull/Great Black-headed Gull Larus ichthyaetus   - Hunting
Pallas's Gull/Great Black-headed Gull
Photographer : © Jaysukh Parekh “Suman”
Location :Ratnal, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Date : 12 February 2015
English synonyms:Fish Gull
Bird Family :Larini - Gulls
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :I saw this adult Pallas's Gull searching for prey over a waterbody and making round after round. During this the Gull saw a fish under water and quickly stopped and dived towards its prey like a Black-shouldered Kite in water about 1.5 to 2 feet deep. It came back up out of water (either it had finished its prey quickly or it failed to catch it, as when it came out of the water the beak was without prey) and started the process once again of taking rounds over the waterbody. - JPS