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by italianbirder
Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Italy, large 1W gull
Replies: 2
Views: 1347

Italy, large 1W gull

Hi all, this first-year gull, larger than a Yellow-legged Gull was observd by me on 11 and photographed by Luca Boscain on 13 december 2012 at Chioggia near Venice, NE Italy. Is it symply a large Herring "argentatus" or what ?
by italianbirder
Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Italy, possible American Herring Gull ?
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Italy, possible American Herring Gull ?

This LWHG was photographed on 17 november 2012 at Rimini, Adriatic, NE Italy, by Cristian Montevecchi. It shows the features of the American Herring Gull (Larus smithsonianus):

http://gabbianigulls.blogspot.it/2012/1 ... italy.html
by italianbirder
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Italy, probable Heuglin's Gull 2ndS
Replies: 0
Views: 1733

Italy, probable Heuglin's Gull 2ndS

Hi all. A friend of mine was able to take a photo recently of a mistery gull. The gull was photographed side to a YLG that appears a little bit smaller and paler. Thanks for commenting (sorry for the picture, I hope to post a better one ASAP. Photo taken near Treviso, NE Italy. Cheers Menotti Passar...
by italianbirder
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Putative Heuglin's Gull at Chioggia, Venice, NE Italy
Replies: 0
Views: 851

Putative Heuglin's Gull at Chioggia, Venice, NE Italy

Saturday morning 20 march a "graellsii-type" gull was observed by me and Mike Resch from MA, Usa. However both of us agreed about the gull being not fitting the field characters of the Lesser-black backed Gulls that we observed either in Italy (me) or East Coast of Usa (Mike). Indeed the bird had sq...
by italianbirder
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Italy, probable Heuglin's Gull 2ndS
Replies: 14
Views: 4146

Re: Italy, probable Heuglin's Gull 2ndS

Hi Mars, many thanks. However, IMHO, the only form to rule out is Larus fuscus graellsii, of which I have personally a very limited experience, since it is very unusual in NE Italy (we have many more argentatus Herring and Caspian gulls, and a few intermedius).
by italianbirder
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Italy, probable Heuglin's Gull 2ndS
Replies: 14
Views: 4146

Italy, probable Heuglin's Gull 2ndS

Four photos of the same bird taken by Marco Basso in Chioggia, NE Italy, on 4th to 25th April 2005 http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/9106/chioggialarus2005b.jpg http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4516/chioggialarus2005c.jpg http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/3217/chioggialarus2005.jpg http://img246.i...
by italianbirder
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Italy, possible Heuglin's Gull 1stW ?
Replies: 1
Views: 927

Italy, possible Heuglin's Gull 1stW ?

Two photos taken at Chioggia, NE Italy, by Marco Basso on 16 Nov 2004
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by italianbirder
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: barabensis in hong kong?
Replies: 5
Views: 1866

Re: barabensis in hong kong?

Interesting advanced moult of scapulars and tertials...
by italianbirder
Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Lesser Black-backed Gull
Topic: 1st winter from Austria
Replies: 10
Views: 4505

Re: 1st winter from Austria

I would agree for a Baltic Gull in the last photo...
by italianbirder
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Heuglin's Gull
Topic: My first an unique Heuglin's Gull in Italy
Replies: 1
Views: 2705

My first an unique Heuglin's Gull in Italy

Pictures taken at the refuse dump of Ravenna, NE Italy, on 29th Jan 2004

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An unusual trio: Heuglin's, Yellow-legged and argentatus Herring Gull:
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