Cape gull ???

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Cape gull ???

Post by totoguti » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:57 pm

Hi all:
I have no experience with this species but IMO this is a Larus dominicanus vetula .... It was sighted today 5.June.2013 in Northern Portugal !!!!! by my friend Inocencio Oliveira.
any opinion?.
http://gaviotasyanillas.blogspot.com.es ... ra-en.html
Thanks a lot
Antonio

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Re: Cape gull ???

Post by lou bertalan » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:16 pm

looks very like a kelp gull, antonio! gratulations - who knows if not one of the marrocan birds...

lou

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Re: Cape gull ???

Post by marsmuusse » Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:28 am

Well done, excellent! Yellowish orbital ring and restricted white in tip of P9-P10, together with greyish-yellow legs nicely fit this species.
There must be another incredible record from somewhere near Paris, France, but I don't know of images on the web.

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Re: Cape gull ???

Post by Rui_Caratão » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:01 pm

The record from the North of Portugal its amazing!!! And since that record came out another observer shared a few photos of another bird seen at Peniche 2 weeks ago, resembling at least the odd big gulls from Khenifiss. The wide trailing edge on secondaries is massive, legs seem to have the green tinge, and possibly only one mirror on P10.
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Re: Cape gull ???

Post by Rui_Caratão » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:13 am

A few more photos with a visible p10 mirror

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Re: Cape gull ???

Post by alfosse » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:11 am

marsmuusse wrote:There must be another incredible record from somewhere near Paris, France, but I don't know of images on the web.
Here are, with the permission of the photographer, Frédéric Jiguet, the pictures, taken in Paris in January 1995 and published in
JIGUET Fr., DEFOS DU RAU P., REEBER S., 2004.
A Cape Gull in Paris - a new European bird.
Birding World, 17 (2) : 62-70.

(Probably a female, according to its size compared to the captive Yellow-legged Gull L. michahellis.)
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Re: Cape gull ???

Post by Rui_Caratão » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:28 pm

This week another Kelp/Cape Gull have been spotted at Faro, Portugal.
P10 seems to be in pretty good shape for a WP August bird....and inner primaries dropped
http://gullsinlusitania.blogspot.pt/201 ... tugal.html

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