Korean Gulls

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JanJ
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Korean Gulls

Post by JanJ » Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:48 pm

Some good pic by Tae-Heon Choi on his apparently new gull site.

http://blog.paran.com/4564564566/45205259

PS. The mystery gull at first would be a heuglini.

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Re: Korean Gulls

Post by adriaens » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:49 pm

Hi Jan,

thanks for posting this!

As for the 'mystery gull': surely, the smooth brown belly, extensively barred undertail coverts, and pattern of the juvenile scapulars and tertials point to Vega Gull rather than anything else ?

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Re: Korean Gulls

Post by JanJ » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:22 pm

Yes Peter, it might be correct, with the underparts, tertial and scapular pattern being more in line with vegae. As much as I was aware of this I was however, focused on structure, narrow wingtip, altough seemingly short-winged, bill size and greate covert pattern, in which the last also appaently can be seen in some vegae.

Good point!

JanJ

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