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    Slaty-backed Gull? Hong Kong, Jan 2022

    Ah so I was not that wrong in that respect. I am sorry for not recognizing the expertise of Peter! cheers, G
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    Slaty-backed Gull? Hong Kong, Jan 2022

    Thanks for the extra information! Very useful. It makes ebird even more inaccessible in my view. I will give it another go with the rest of my Japan records sometime this year but these ebird-hurdles make it a pretty tough companion (in comparison with observado.org and inaturalist). On topic...
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    Slaty-backed Gull? Hong Kong, Jan 2022

    I am not going to comment anymore on the ID of this bird. But I think it is wise here to reiterate the fact that many of the ebird-records are not verified. What's more, I don't know if there is a way to see if a record is verified there. My Japanese records have been checked by the regional...
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    Slaty-backed Gull? Hong Kong, Jan 2022

    I would think it is not a Slaty-backed (long slender bill). Is 2CY Mongolian Gull not a better option? Mind I have only some Asian experience with Japanese Slaty's and Herring type gulls so not much of an expert opinion here. cheers, G
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