Herring Gull with broad tounge tips

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JanJ
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Herring Gull with broad tounge tips

Post by JanJ » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:19 am

Hi all.
An interesting argentatus Herring Gull with broad white tounge tips on p7 & p6, quite similar to many Vega Gulls.
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Re: Herring Gull with broad tounge tips

Post by marsmuusse » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:01 pm

Well spotted jan, and good documentation.

I don't think I've photographed a bird with such obvious tongue tips, the next examples are about what are upper limits in my set of images:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/163623837 ... 838326527/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/163623837 ... 838326527/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/163623837 ... 838326527/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/163623837 ... 838326527/

No surprise these images are from winter, as I think there is a tendency for argentatus to show it more often than do argenteus.
More white in the wingtip, but obviously something went in the left wing:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/163623837 ... 838326527/

And a funny adult bird with mirror on P8:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/163623837 ... ho-255r9p9

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Re: Herring Gull with broad tounge tips

Post by JanJ » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:12 pm

Thanks Mars,
I was in fact scaning lots of your Herrings on your exellent Flickr site to see if I could find some kind of match :-)

JanJ

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