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by Stefan
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 2cy dark herring gull, Denmark
Replies: 1
Views: 104

2cy dark herring gull, Denmark

This dark herring gull was found on the February 11 at 1:28 PM by Kim Fischer‎. The under and upperparts are quite uniform but barring on the upper and undertail coverts appear to be quite sparse and white in the outer tail feathers.
by Stefan
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 4cy herring gull
Replies: 0
Views: 139

4cy herring gull

This 4cy (3rd cycle) herring gull was photographed by Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson on the 5th of February 2019 at Höfn. It is a 3rd cycle herring gull it has a quite a lot of black in the tail feathers. The secondaries are brownish rather than blackish (thus suggesting HG over AHG), and thus not contrast...
by Stefan
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 2cy Smith candidate, Iceland
Replies: 0
Views: 156

2cy Smith candidate, Iceland

This Smith candidate was photographed in the Reykjavík harbour on the 22 October 2016 by Daníel Bergmann. Unfortunately, no photos showing its underparts could be obtained. What is noticeable is the greyish appearance and the smooth coverts on this bird. The secondaries are not that blackish at all ...
by Stefan
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 2cy herring gull, NW-Spain
Replies: 1
Views: 264

2cy herring gull, NW-Spain

This individual was photographed by Daniel López Velasco on the 23rd of January 2018 in Galicia, NW-Spain. It appears to have quite barred upper tail coverts in the flight shot, but when seen from aside, it is clear that the wite basecolour shines through the barring. The markings on the upperparts,...
by Stefan
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 4cy herring gull, Netherlands with ink black spots in tertials
Replies: 0
Views: 140

4cy herring gull, Netherlands with ink black spots in tertials

THis 3rd cycle herring, photographed in Netherlands, 6 and 20 january 2019 in Netherlands by Leon Edelaar. It has black (ink)spots on tertials, and these spots are darker than compared with herring gulls that are generally more brownish. Quite a lot of black in the secondaries and primary coverts an...
by Stefan
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 3cy smith candidate, NW-Spain
Replies: 0
Views: 163

3cy smith candidate, NW-Spain

This gull was seen in Galicia, NW- Spain on the 15th of January by Daniel López Velasco. It has number of features that are supporting to be a genuine Smith. This includes the bill shape, dark hindneck and the barring of the under tail coverts. The colour texture and the degree of blotchiness are in...
by Stefan
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 2 or 3 cy, herring gull, Norway
Replies: 0
Views: 155

2 or 3 cy, herring gull, Norway

This herring gull was photographed by Sigmar Lode in Norway on the 4rth of January 2019. It has very dark tailband compared to most european herring gull and paler head. However the rump is wery whitish. While it has some smith features, it will be difficult to id. it as one.
by Stefan
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: Potential 1cy smith candidate, Iceland
Replies: 0
Views: 239

Potential 1cy smith candidate, Iceland

This herring gull was photographed by Alex Máni on the 23.10.2018 in SW-Iceland. Note the bill, the dark shawl over the neck, black tail feathers and heavily barred rump, but rather obvious primary windows. Unfortunately better photos are needed to enable further identifiction.
by Stefan
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 3cy, look-alike, Iceland
Replies: 0
Views: 189

3cy, look-alike, Iceland

This 3cy herring gull was photographed by Alex Máni in SW-Iceland on the 17th of November 2017. It appears to be highly retarded, e.g. when compared to the other 3rd cy flying besides it. Note heavilly barred underparts and lpots of black in secondaries and the tail and still some dense barring on t...
by Stefan
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 1cy look-alike, Iceland
Replies: 0
Views: 170

1cy look-alike, Iceland

This herring gull was photographed by Alex Máni on the 17th of November 2017 om SW-Iceland. Note large primary window, realtively smooth underparts (similar as in glaucous), white basal tones in the rump and the lack of black in the outermost tail feathers.