Odd 2cy bird - February 27th 2014

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Cristian Mihai
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Odd 2cy bird - February 27th 2014

Post by Cristian Mihai » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:24 pm

Pics taken in Herastrau park. Any comment will be very much appreciated.
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lou bertalan
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Re: Odd 2cy bird - February 27th 2014

Post by lou bertalan » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:08 pm

just to bring this back onto top. my view is this is most likely a pure albeit not typical (baltic?/russian?) herring gull. michahellis excluded on retarded plumage, small round head, long slim bill, filigrane scap pattern, overall dark body and short wings. inner primaries show a venetian blind pattern but many baltic HG look like this. there might be the question on how likely an involvement of cachinnans is in such a phenotype: it has a longish slim bill but tip is curved/blunt. it has a scap pattern with very thin subterminal mark. and it has the venetian blind window. tail har dto assess. what do you guys think?


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Theo Muusse
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Re: Odd 2cy bird - February 27th 2014

Post by Theo Muusse » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:12 pm

I get a argentatus feeling here too.


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