Lesser Black Backed Ferteventura

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Derek Charles
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Lesser Black Backed Ferteventura

Post by Derek Charles » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:22 pm

Hello guys,
Had this very fresh presumed LBBG in Feurteventura, Canary Islands last week. Maybe a high northern breeder? Any way to tell if it is an intermedius? I had small numbers of both adult graellsi and intermedius and one possible adult Fuscus (beautiful, small, long winged bird) no ring however.
YLG photos next week.


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Re: Lesser Black Backed Ferteventura

Post by marsmuusse » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:06 pm

Hi derek,
It indeed is very fresh, and probably a bird from more northern latitudes. However, juveniles can not safely assigned to any of the LBBG subspecies, unfortunately...
Nice images anyway, looking foreward to those ylg!

Cheers, Mars

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