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by hieraaetus
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Heuglin's Gull
Topic: Presumed Heuglini from Hungary
Replies: 4
Views: 10765

Re: Presumed Heuglini from Hungary

yupp, and i was instantly thinking about that bird. so, yours may well be a heuglini (pale undersides of greater coverts and secondaries actually look good for that candidate), but nevertheless intermedius surely passes Hungary in migration. One adult intermedius-type yesterday here in Stuttgart, a...
by hieraaetus
Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Heuglin's Gull
Topic: Presumed Heuglini from Hungary
Replies: 4
Views: 10765

Re: Presumed Heuglini from Hungary

szia gabor, i think it is either heuglini or intermedius with the latter (intermedius) probably being the more likely candidate. most LBBG obs. in western romania and which are not nominate fuscus probably belong to intermedius. many norwegian intermedius still are all juvenile in november. and som...
by hieraaetus
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Heuglin's Gull
Topic: Presumed Heuglini from Hungary
Replies: 4
Views: 10765

Presumed Heuglini from Hungary

Hi Guys, Here is a 1st-winter LBBG from today from Hungary. It has fresh, intact plumage, not one feather has been moulted. It was as big as the surrounding CGs and it had a bit different shape than that of fuscus of similar age. It also had longer legs, less elongated, wide pale edges of all covert...
by hieraaetus
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: 2nd-winter CG with pale eyes and P10 mirror?
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: 2nd-winter CG with pale eyes and P10 mirror?

Hi Gabor, Always tricky how a pale iris can change your perception of a taxon, at least that's what I experience. Nonetheless, taking this in consideration, cachinnans is not the first option that arises to me; rather dark grey new feathers it seems and some vermiculation on these inner primaries (...
by hieraaetus
Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: 2nd-winter CG with pale eyes and P10 mirror?
Replies: 3
Views: 978

2nd-winter CG with pale eyes and P10 mirror?

Hi All,

Any opinions what this could be besides most likely having cachinnans genes?

Regards,

Gabor
by hieraaetus
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Caspian Gull
Topic: Eastern cachinnans?
Replies: 1
Views: 925

Eastern cachinnans?

Hi Guys,

Here come two cachis with black band on P4 and a black spot on even P3.
It is quite hard to find a cachinnans here at my spot with a full band on P4.
These birds reach what birds showed in Eastern Kazakhstan.

Cheers,

Gabor
by hieraaetus
Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Another interesting gull from Hungary
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Re: Another interesting gull from Hungary

hi gabor, can't have marinus parent with such a compact black tail band. my guess is cachinnans x argentatus. lou Hi Lou, Thanks for the quick reply! How infrequent are CGs with only very few scapulars replaced by mid-November? I don't think I can recall any since I have been watching and photograp...
by hieraaetus
Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Another interesting gull from Hungary
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Another interesting gull from Hungary

Hi Guys, I have just seen a basically juvenile plumaged gull, which, in my opinion share features of both cachinnans and marinus. If this is a CG then can it be a pure one with plumage and moult stage like that? If it shows hybridish characters then what species the parents might be? One thing for s...
by hieraaetus
Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: ID help needed
Replies: 0
Views: 9268

ID help needed

Hi Guys, Today, I took some pictures of a quite strange gull (at least for me) near Debrecen, Hungary. Unfortunately, I have nothing on the underwing but I have a feeling that it can't be attributed to any pure species. I saw it standing from larger distance facing towards me and it had evenly strea...
by hieraaetus
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: GBBG or HG?
Replies: 6
Views: 1868

Re: GBBG or HG?

...or cachinnans. admittedly there's little in this bird (apart somewhat from bill shape) reminding of cachinnans but if we assume this bird is somewhere from western european russia, a combo of pale/contrasting herring gull plumage and some 'eastern genes' (whatever features they support or cosupp...