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plumage- and structurewise a good male 2nd cycle caspian. if there is argentatus in it, little shows up in this bird. hints of it could be (apart from the lacking p10 mirror, which a minority of caspians don't have): stronger than normal head striation and very short ventral p10 tongues for a 2nd cycle.
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I would agree with Lou. However, that head shape with it´s pattern, fierce look and size of it could belong to a Herring.
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Also, the rump is not pure white and the inner primaries are patterned more than I would like for a pure bird.