Italy, large 1W gull

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italianbirder
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Italy, large 1W gull

Post by italianbirder » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:14 pm

Hi all, this first-year gull, larger than a Yellow-legged Gull was observd by me on 11 and photographed by Luca Boscain on 13 december 2012 at Chioggia near Venice, NE Italy. Is it symply a large Herring "argentatus" or what ?
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Re: Italy, large 1W gull

Post by Ronald Klein » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:27 am

Well, I think also it is simply a 1st cy. Herring Gull.

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Re: Italy, large 1W gull

Post by Albert de Jong » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:14 pm

Due to the large proportions and the stage of moult in the scapulars, this could be a nothern one: argentatus.

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