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by marsmuusse
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Caspian Gull?
Replies: 1
Views: 61

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: 73

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: 51

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: 64

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: 75

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: 83

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: 223

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: 223

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...
by marsmuusse
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Larus fuscus graellssi?
Replies: 1
Views: 1329

Re: Larus fuscus graellssi?

This is most probably 4CY graellsii.

Mars
by marsmuusse
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 2cy smith look-alike/smith candidate?, NW-Spain
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Re: 2cy herring gull, NW-Spain

Thanks for all these posts Stefan!