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by Rui_Caratão
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: caspian? what do you guys think.
Replies: 2
Views: 1548

Re: caspian? what do you guys think.

Hi Mars, thanks. Photos are crappy and scap pattern really looks to blotched in them, but this gull (1st one) gave in the field another impression and searching again in my photo arkive I managed to find another one where a few plain grey feathers are visible along with some anchor shaped with grey ...
by Rui_Caratão
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: caspian? what do you guys think.
Replies: 2
Views: 1548

caspian? what do you guys think.

Hello everyone, Yesterday at Peniche harbour, this gull was roosting at the peer. Underwing much like caspian, but not on the pale end, with axillaries milk/chocolate tone, ex: http://gull-research.org/cachinnans/2cy/2cyfebr36.html . Coverts pattern, tertials and overhall structure much like what I ...
by Rui_Caratão
Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Cape gull ???
Replies: 6
Views: 7366

Re: Cape gull ???

This week another Kelp/Cape Gull have been spotted at Faro, Portugal.
P10 seems to be in pretty good shape for a WP August bird....and inner primaries dropped
http://gullsinlusitania.blogspot.pt/201 ... tugal.html
by Rui_Caratão
Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Cape gull ???
Replies: 6
Views: 7366

Re: Cape gull ???

A few more photos with a visible p10 mirror

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by Rui_Caratão
Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Cape gull ???
Replies: 6
Views: 7366

Re: Cape gull ???

The record from the North of Portugal its amazing!!! And since that record came out another observer shared a few photos of another bird seen at Peniche 2 weeks ago, resembling at least the odd big gulls from Khenifiss. The wide trailing edge on secondaries is massive, legs seem to have the green ti...
by Rui_Caratão
Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Could this be an atlantis?
Replies: 17
Views: 5385

Re: Could this be an atlantis?

Another good candidate this week at Dafundo, Portugal....this time a 3cy DSC01269 (2) (800x570).jpg DSC01270 (2) (800x536).jpg DSC01275 (2) (800x502).jpg DSC01283 (2) (800x549).jpg DSC01284 (2) (800x528).jpg DSC01287 (2) (800x566).jpg A have almost 100% sure that this individual is the same I saw in...
by Rui_Caratão
Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Could this be an atlantis?
Replies: 17
Views: 5385

Re: Could this be an atlantis?

Thank you both! I agree that such a strong and restricted head streaking is not to be expected in graellsii , mainly in the malar and from the lores to the upper mandibule area, but see this ind. from january in Portugal
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rstavares/4291915428/

best regards,
Rui
by Rui_Caratão
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Could this be an atlantis?
Replies: 17
Views: 5385

Re: Could this be an atlantis?

Another atlantis type spotted this last week by Thijs valkenburg at Sagres harbour, Portugal
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by Rui_Caratão
Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Could this be an atlantis?
Replies: 17
Views: 5385

Re: Could this be an atlantis?

Thanks, Peter... I will read your article on BB as soon as I could get it, still the recent colonization event of graellsii in Iberia plus hybridization with "lusitanius" type YLG, could probable be a pitfall on "atlantis" identification. I have no more data than the last YLG survey at Berlengas Isl...
by Rui_Caratão
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Lesser Black-backed Gull
Topic: unringed fuscus
Replies: 15
Views: 9286

Re: unringed fuscus

Another unringed bird, this time from 14 November, Espinho - Portugal.
P5 new, P6 on the way, dropped P7 and P8 to P10 old, moulted outermost secondaries??? and growing outermost GC....I would say primary moult was suspended on P4.
Could intermedius show this kind of moult score?

regards,
Rui