hybrid or mediterranean gull

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lou bertalan
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hybrid or mediterranean gull

Post by lou bertalan » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:37 pm

hello,

is this a ridibundus x melanocephalus or is it just a weird thinbilled (3cy?) med gull? it was in a pure flock of med gulls on the black sea coast, recently. there were many thousend migrants in the lagoons south of the danube delta.

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Re: hybrid or mediterranean gull

Post by lou bertalan » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:06 pm

hi,

in the same flock was a 1cy which could be a normal ridibundus but could well be another hybrid contender, what do you think? it looks as leggy as the med gulls around, head pattern is not quite typical for ridi (but i know how variable they are), bill looks a bit strong and blunt tipped for BHG and leg colour was deep ochre. is it just a BHG?

lou
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