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by lou bertalan
Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: YLG?
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

Re: YLG?

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.

regards,

lou
by lou bertalan
Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: YLG?
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

Re: YLG?

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...
by lou bertalan
Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: asking for ID
Replies: 2
Views: 1351

Re: asking for ID

hi ryszard,

not the most typical bill shape but otherwise looks like a larus michahellis to me.

best,

lou
by lou bertalan
Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: YLG?
Replies: 2
Views: 1274

Re: YLG?

hi ryszard,

this is a 2cy GBBG.
by lou bertalan
Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: YLG ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

Re: YLG ?

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...
by lou bertalan
Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Caspian Gull
Topic: 1st cycle Larus cachinnans
Replies: 13
Views: 16069

Re: 1st cycle Larus cachinnans

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...
by lou bertalan
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Unusual scapulars in 1cy Herring Gull.
Replies: 1
Views: 1161

Re: Unusual scapulars in 1cy Herring Gull.

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 ...
by lou bertalan
Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: Herring Gull
Topic: argentatus Herring Gulls
Replies: 1
Views: 3900

Re: argentatus Herring Gulls

hi jan,

nice pics there and interesting tertials in birds 3 and 5!

cheers
by lou bertalan
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Fuscus??
Replies: 1
Views: 907

Re: Fuscus??

inner webs to inner primaries too pale for a fuscus of any kind. i suspect this to be a hybrid cachi x argentatus or (rarer option) cachi x micha.
by lou bertalan
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: YLG?
Replies: 2
Views: 1181

Re: YLG?

hi,

this one is a cachinnans. not sure on the other ("fuscus") though.

lou