LBBG or HG in Denmark

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Kent Olsen
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LBBG or HG in Denmark

Post by Kent Olsen » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:05 am

Dear members,

I need some help.

Any thoughts on this gull: ... 871625225/

Is it possible to rule out 2nd winter Herring Gull from the existing photos? These are unfortunately the only photos I have.

Date: March 10, 2010
Location: Aarhus Harbour, Denmark


lou bertalan
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Re: LBBG or HG in Denmark

Post by lou bertalan » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:33 am

hi kent,

i think, yes, it is possible to rule out 3cy HG.
3rd gen. type scaps and median coverts are just too dark, primaries look
jet black and structure is betetr for a fuscus ssp.


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Re: LBBG or HG in Denmark

Post by JanJ » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:01 pm

Hello Kent!

Agree that it´s not a Herring. All dark inner primaries exludes that.

Also take a look at this thread, with special notice to Jörgen Bernsmo´s gull, which also can be seen here with a few comments:




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