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by balu
Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Heuglin's Gull
Topic: Gull ID from northern Norway
Replies: 9
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Re: Gull ID from northern Norway

As there have been few responses so far and to warm things up a little: What do others think about this bird? Are most people in line with Mars thinking this is a 3cy argentatus? If it was a heuglini, clould it also be an advanced 2cy? What are the generations of the primaries anyways and how do peo...
by balu
Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Heuglin's Gull
Topic: Gull ID from northern Norway
Replies: 9
Views: 5221

Re: Gull ID from northern Norway

My first impression is a rather dark 3cy Herring Gull - from northyern Norway. Thanks for your comment Mars! Honestly, I didn't really consider argentatus based on smaller size, noticably darker back and slenderer build. At no time the bird appeared as bulky, full bodied or short-winged as the acco...
by balu
Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Heuglin's Gull
Topic: Gull ID from northern Norway
Replies: 9
Views: 5221

Gull ID from northern Norway

I photographed this bird on July 12th at Hamningberg, Varanger, Finnmark, Norway. Thoughts on ID and ageing would be much appreciated.

Cheers,
Balduin