this is a fuscus-type. don't know if we can ID it down to subsp. but looks rather like a graellsii/intermedius to me.
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hi ryszard, a dark herring gull type for me. bill is not that of a YLG (weak, pale very narrow base, rel. pointed tip), head is not striated but somewhat solid brown (looks like a bird from earlier in the year, before postjuvenile moult), belly line is not that of YLG and there are a lot of bold blo...
hi Ryszard, too much "window" in it to belong to a YLG, moonlike median bands on tail feathers are also not ideal for michahellis, bill shape more reminding of cachinnans. so, it might have cachi genes in it but otherwise a herring gull, note for instance the mostly juvenile scapulars (usually quite...
- Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:36 am
- Forum: Caspian Gull
- Topic: 1st cycle Larus cachinnans
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hi jan, good to have the links to hans' pics in the new svalan 'plumage' as well. recently i could take pics of many odd cachis and michas on vadu beach, romania, by mid to end of august. hopefully i'll get some time to process them and link them here. a small taste: 8 2015.08.14 vadu lb advanced 2c...
- Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:57 am
- Forum: Identification
- Topic: Unusual scapulars in 1cy Herring Gull.
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hi richard, it's an odd pale type 1cy HG with an odd "moult-pattern": some metabolistic/genetic tricks having led to a asymmetric postjuvenile moult of only the right side of scaps, so, yes those are 2nd gen. , with a subdued pattern. rest of the bird is a fairly normal juvenile herring gull! great ...