- Very small size for a gull
- Black underwing with white wingtip. This is the main field mark that differentiates the Little Gull from Bonaparte's Gull and other gulls.
- White face with smudgy black crown, black eye patch and black ear patch
- Small black bill
- Pale gray back
- White tail
The Little Gull is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 917.