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by Stefan
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 2cy-American herring gull, Ireland
Replies: 0
Views: 5

2cy-American herring gull, Ireland

This 2cy American herring gull was photographed by Derek Charles in Galway harbour on the 8th of February 2008. More details of this record is needed and open wing shots if possible.
by Stefan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 2cy Smith look-alike, Iceland
Replies: 0
Views: 31

2cy Smith look-alike, Iceland

This gull was found on the 23rd of February by Guðmundur Falk in Njarðvík, and seen shortly after by Stefán Ragnarsson. What is striking is the heavily barred upper tail coverts/rump, muck in tail feathers (just tiny amount of pale in the outermost), heavily barred under tail coverts, distal seconda...
by Stefan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 2cy (or 3cy) Viking gull type Iceland
Replies: 0
Views: 23

2cy (or 3cy) Viking gull type Iceland

This Viking gull type was photographed by Alex Máni on the 17th of January 2018. While the underparts is uniform, the velvety texture of the plumage differs from american herring gull (glaucous gull trait). While the upper tail coverts/rump is heavily barred (as is often for vikings), and the reason...
by Stefan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 2cy-Viking type? Iceland
Replies: 0
Views: 25

2cy-Viking type? Iceland

This viking gull was found in Keflavík harbour on the 24th of February 2019 by Stefán Ragnarsson. It has in many ways unusual plumage, the darkness of the plumage is not usual for glaucous gull, with so relatively smooth upper. It is very large and bulky. Also, most vikings similar to this one have ...
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: 239

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: 272

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: 280

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: 528

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: 275

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: 283

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...