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Old Thursday 12th October 2017, 22:27   #1
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First is this species captured in Gilgit Baltistan - is it really a Common Buzzard species? Taken last week.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gilgit...in/dateposted/


If so which subspecies?



The first Gull makes me think Pallas Gull - bi-coloured bill, the angled forehead...but probably wrong?


The second Gull I assume would be a Caspian/Steppe but the slightness and not particularly big bill appears very Common Gull-ish. Taken in March 2017.
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Old Thursday 12th October 2017, 22:35   #2
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I assume the first 3 are of the same bird and are Heuglin's Gulls. The photograph was taken late October last year at Hannah Lake near Quetta. This is considerably inland. Heuglin has not been photographed inland in Pakistan by any of the few who are out there Taking photos. Steppe and Pallas are frequently seen and photographed inland near large water bodies.

Next 2 probably same bird and Pallas Gull?
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Old Thursday 12th October 2017, 22:39   #3
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Heuglin's ? - taken in March.
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Old Thursday 12th October 2017, 23:07   #4
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I think the raptor could be a oriental honey buzzard
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Old Thursday 12th October 2017, 23:25   #5
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OHB has very different tail bands - male has 2 tail bands, female has 3. Unless this is an immature?
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Old Friday 13th October 2017, 04:22   #6
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OHB has very different tail bands - male has 2 tail bands, female has 3. Unless this is an immature?
Juvenile dark morph Oriental Honey Buzzard. Note six fingers.

I''ll let Lou deal with the gulls.

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Thanks jobbuq and Grahame.

I am adding another angle of the second Gull in first post - Steppe? if so what age...from March 2017
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Old Tuesday 17th October 2017, 20:52   #8
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Some more. I believe these are Heuglins - the first was taken in December .....the streaking on head is quite heavy...

second taken in October........does not have pale under wings....
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