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Old Wednesday 4th February 2009, 13:49   #1
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Yellow-legged or Caspian Gull?

Any ideas on what gull this is. I saw it on Lacul (lake) Tancabesti, just outside bucharest in romania around may.

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Old Wednesday 4th February 2009, 13:58   #2
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It looks like a (male?) Caspian Gull. This is not a very common bird around Bucharest in May...
For comparison here is a Yellow-legged Gull wing tip. For example, you can see that your bird has a larger white mirror on P10 and no subterminal black mark.
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Sry, I meant March, not May.
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Old Wednesday 4th February 2009, 15:39   #4
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Sry, I meant March, not May.
OK, doesn't matter. As I wrote, it is a nice adult Caspian Gull, probably a male. Head and bill shape, structure and wing tip pattern all look good for a Caspian.
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Old Wednesday 4th February 2009, 16:03   #6
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thanks Cristian
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Old Wednesday 4th February 2009, 17:18   #7
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thanks Cristian
You're welcome. More information about Caspian ID here:
http://www.berksbirds.co.uk/articles/caspiangullid.asp

P.S. Here is another similar gull from Romania:
http://www.netfugl.dk/pictures.php?i...icture_id=3359

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Old Wednesday 4th February 2009, 21:29   #8
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i wouldn't sex the bird, to me it can be either male or female. but caspian it is
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