Steppe Gulls From Kerala,India

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Steppe Gulls From Kerala,India

Post by Abdulla Paleri » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:51 pm

Steppe Gull, Fuscus barbensis adults from the extreme South West coast off Arabian Sea,Kerala,India.9.2.2020
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Re: Steppe Gulls From Kerala,India

Post by marsmuusse » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:24 pm

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?

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Re: Steppe Gulls From Kerala,India

Post by Abdulla Paleri » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:13 pm

Thank you very much.But some in Palearctic Gulls forum point these to Steppe Gulls except one third from down which is heuglini

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