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Old Thursday 20th December 2018, 18:24   #1
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Dark underwings gull

Am currently in Tenerife and am seeing many gulls with dark underwings and white bodies head inland in the evenings. Not successful in capturing a photo yet.
What could be potential candidates?
There are many lesser/greater black backed gulls but the birds i refer to dont look like juveniles of lbbg or gbbg.
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Old Thursday 20th December 2018, 19:35   #2
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By far the most common gull in Tenerife should be the Atlantic race of Yellow-legged Gull. I think Lesser Black-backed can be numerous too in the winter but GBBG will be scarce, only present in small numbers, usually single birds. Audouin's I think are also around. The dark underwings you see may be Black-headed Gull?
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Thanks for the suggestions Simon. I will try to look for more distinguishing features and match against your suggestions.
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