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Black-headed Gull
Karim Madoya

Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)

Sea coast
KBU, Malaysia
Date taken
Jan.29, 2006
Scientific name
Larus ridibundus
Equipment used
20D+EF100-400mm Len
Very nice, sharp pic, but I'm afraid it's not a Little Tern. It's a gull - Saunder's Gull Larus saundersi I believe.
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Lovely picture but I'm pretty sure it's not a Saunder's Gull either! It looks a lot like a Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus), although I'm not sure how common those are in Malaysia or what the possible confusion species might be.
good picture. It looks very much like a Black-headed Gull to me. owing to the loction I am not 100% sure. Saunders Gull is not in my Grant's Gulls guide
I never see this bird before. Whiskered Tern I always see. This bird is twice as big the whiskeredTern. I observed them diving of almost 90 degree down to the sea.
I confuse and do not how to identify this bird for its actual name. After comparing which hopefully will be right, I find that it is more closer to Black-headed Gull. From the color of the feather it indicate it ending its juvenile and molting into winter adult. I study from this site : http://gullpage.tripod.com/gullspage_en/id4.html
I name it as Black-headed Gull and any comment is very much appreciated.

Thanks to all for kind comments especially Bluetail, Andrew whitehouse and a.dancy.

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