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Old Saturday 4th August 2007, 19:18   #1
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unknown Gull

Hi All
Can you help to identify this gull? Photo taken in Egypt on the red sea
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Old Saturday 4th August 2007, 19:20   #2
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That's a White-eyed Gull, Larus leucophthalmus.

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Adult white-eyed gull, only similar species is sooty gull which is larger with a heavier bill, not as slender, and yellowish rather than red at the base.

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Old Saturday 4th August 2007, 20:13   #5
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Adult white-eyed gull, only similar species is sooty gull which is larger with a heavier bill, not as slender, and yellowish rather than red at the base.

Cheers,
Andrew
Hi

Here is a shot of a Sooty Gull for comparison (ok so its not in flight) but shows the features said by Andrew.

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John
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