Gull, Caspian


Name: Gull, Caspian

Scientific name: Larus cachinnas

Type: Gull

Color: Black,Grey,White

Habitat: Coast,Ocean,Water

Size: 58-60cm

Conservation status:

Winter Visitor


Similar to Steppe Gull with large white head. Comes to Qatar as winter visitor to coastal areas. Smaller than the Heuglin's Gull, but more paler in colour with long bill and upright stance and distinctive blank facial expression, sloping rounded head and dark eyes. In flight has less of black and large all white wing tips. Like the Steppe Gull, stands erect both inside and outside water.