Herring Gull 1cy - paler end

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Herring Gull 1cy - paler end

Post by marsmuusse » Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:00 pm

Scattered over several sites you'll find birds which resemble hyperboreus in some degree. But it's fun to speculate which birds could still be regarded 'argentatus at the paler end of the spectrum (apes)'. One feature that should be present in presumed hybrids is a bicoloured bill to some extent I would suggest, something not visible in the bird below, which therefore may well be an 'ape(s)'. ;-)

Pictures today at IJmuiden.

EDIT: Sorry, probably had been better added to this topic:
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Re: Herring Gull 1cy - paler end

Post by marsmuusse » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:51 pm

Today, Scheveningen, Holland. 1cy argentatus in all respects, except well defined bicoloured bill.
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Re: Herring Gull 1cy - paler end

Post by marsmuusse » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:00 pm

Today, Scheveningen. Bi-coloured bill in 1cy tatus.
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Re: Herring Gull 1cy - paler end

Post by JanJ » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:57 pm

In addition to Marsh Herring Gull with a bi-coloured bill and other features have a look at these Florida gulls - with comments on ID-Frontiers:

http://www.zbirdtours.com/dbs_herg.htm

Especially these three comments:

http://www.virtualbirder.com/bmail/idfr ... ex.html#16

http://www.virtualbirder.com/bmail/idfr ... ex.html#19

http://www.virtualbirder.com/bmail/idfr ... ex.html#26

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Re: Herring Gull 1cy - paler end

Post by Spinus » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:04 pm

Another bi-coloured bill, 4 dec Poland , but this one was much smaller than other HG.
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Re: Herring Gull 1cy - paler end

Post by Ruud Altenburg » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:26 pm

Pale 1cy from Amsterdam 30-10-10.
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Post by pim wolf » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:04 pm

Today at Westkapelle there were at least three gulls that were on the paler end of the spectrum. Three pics of the same individual, one of the nicest I've seen this year.

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Re: Herring Gull 1cy - paler end

Post by marsmuusse » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:48 pm

Today at Scheveningen. Excellent argentatus, except for that bill.....
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Post by Theo Muusse » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:30 pm

And there was a herring gull close by, at the paler end...

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Re: Herring Gull 1cy - paler end

Post by Herman Bouman » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:43 am

This one looks pale to me. Or could it be something else?

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