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by marsmuusse
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Herring Gull
Topic: Herring Gull with broad tounge tips
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Re: Herring Gull with broad tounge tips

Well spotted jan, and good documentation. I don't think I've photographed a bird with such obvious tongue tips, the next examples are about what are upper limits in my set of images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/163623837@N06/43569500560/in/album-72157665838326527/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/163...
by marsmuusse
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Caspian Gull?
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Re: Caspian Gull?

Hi Jan, A bird with such strikingly pale inner primaries would not make me think of cachinnans as a good candidate. Not at all a "Venetian blind" effect as one would wish to see. Though, I can see why ID went that way, as the white head is very obvious. However, many 2CY Herring Gull at my local pat...
by marsmuusse
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Caspian Gull?
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Caspian Gull?

Welcome!

This bird is a 2CY michahellis.
by marsmuusse
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Gulls from Kerala,India
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: Gulls from Kerala,India

Hi Abdulla, I understand all images are from February 9th, 2020? Especially the 4th image attracts my attention, with a bird in active moult. As far as I know, mid-winter moult has not been described (yet?) for Steppe Gull, which is believed to follow a moult timing more in line with his steppe-belt...
by marsmuusse
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Pallas's Gulls
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Pallas's Gulls

You don't have to keep them all to yourself, Abdulla. Please send over a few, or for that matter, one would already be great.
by marsmuusse
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Gull
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: Gull

And they say gull ID is difficult...
by marsmuusse
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Steppe Gulls From Kerala,India
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Steppe Gulls From Kerala,India

These birds from early February still in primary moult should point to some very northern taxon which has a long migration and therefor started moult after arrival at the winter quarters. They may be heuglini, although they seem to be rather pale grey?
by marsmuusse
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Identification help
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: Identification help

Hi Abdulla, As the bird is already white-headed by the first week of February, I reckon it has its origins at the steppe, rather than from the arctic tundra populations. The relatively long, white tongue on the underside of P10 probably best match to barabensis or birds from the eastern cachinnans b...
by marsmuusse
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Baltic Gull
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: Baltic Gull

I remember photographing his sister (would be 20CY this year, but an almost exact replica!):

http://www.israel.gull-research.org/fus ... cyc5xm.htm
by marsmuusse
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Baltic Gull
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: Baltic Gull

Hi Jan, Hard to tell the exact generation and timing of replacement when feathers are in such bad condition. In Lesser Black-backeds the primaries are sometimes difficult to age, but in this bird the secondaries are obviously adult-like and the wear in secondaries is about the same as it is in the p...