Migratory Pallas’s Gull Larus ichthyaetus (Pallas, 1773): a new record from Sikkim, the eastern Himalaya, India

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Santosh Sharma
Dinesh Bhatt


The present study documents the first sightings of the migratory Pallas’s Gull at two different locations (Cholamu Lake and Singtam Valley) in the eastern Himalayan state of Sikkim in India.  We recommend that long term surveys are required to determine and establish the distribution and status of the species in the state.


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Santosh Sharma, Avian Biodiversity and Bioacoustics Laboratory, Department of Zoology & Environmental Science, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249404, India

Studied the vegetation of Gangtok during Master's degree. Studied forest fires of Sikkim during M.Phil. Joined as a Research Scholar(JRF and SRF) in the Watershed Processess and Management(WPM) theme of the G.B.Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Sikkim unit. Nowadays, engaged in PhD on Avian Community Structure in the East Sikkim district, Eastern Himalaya, India.


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