Some Yellow-legged Gulls - Eforie Sud, Romania

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Cristian Mihai
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Some Yellow-legged Gulls - Eforie Sud, Romania

Post by Cristian Mihai » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:10 am

Pics taken on September 1st.
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Re: Some Yellow-legged Gulls - Eforie Sud, Romania

Post by Theo Muusse » Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:42 pm

9011796gr looks like a LBBG to me...
Some YLG shown here are really in a moulting hurry, regarding the amount of new/ growing scaps and even more, wingcoverts.

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Re: Some Yellow-legged Gulls - Eforie Sud, Romania

Post by Cristian Mihai » Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:36 pm

Hi Theo,

I have to agree with you that 9011796gr looks like a LBBG, but I think it's an odd YLG... It's unlikely to see a 1cy LBBG on the Romanian coast, because this species doesn't breed in Romania. For Romania, LBBG is a rather rare vagrant.
I also have to say that I don't have experience with LBBG, so maybe I'm wrong...
I attached here another pic of the bird (as a matter of fact, I'm almost sure that it is the same bird... :D ).

I would like to know more opinions about this bird...
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Re: Some Yellow-legged Gulls - Eforie Sud, Romania

Post by Theo Muusse » Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:59 pm

Very dark and cold colour on all upperparts; very fresh plumage; tertial pattern; greater covert pattern (very dark); slender bill; long wing; black primaries.
What about an early fuscus fuscus?

Theo

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Re: Some Yellow-legged Gulls - Eforie Sud, Romania

Post by Ruud Altenburg » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:50 pm

I agree with Theo, this is an LBBG.

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Re: Some Yellow-legged Gulls - Eforie Sud, Romania

Post by Cristian Mihai » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:34 am

Ruud Altenburg wrote:I agree with Theo, this is an LBBG.
Thank you for your input, Ruud.

P.S. Conclusion: I have to learn more about the LBBG. :D

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Re: Some Yellow-legged Gulls - Eforie Sud, Romania

Post by Theo Muusse » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:50 pm

We all have to learn more!

Theo

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