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L. michahellis or cachinnans? - Bulgaria

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Old Sunday 12th March 2017, 16:46   #1
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L. michahellis or cachinnans? - Bulgaria

Taken last Thursday in Varna on the Black Sea coast. Was in the company of adult YLGs.
Dark eye, leg colour and pure white head made me think Caspian, I'm not sure about the shape of the bill though.

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Old Sunday 12th March 2017, 17:18   #2
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I'll be bold and say michahellis on structure. But I have a very low success rate on large gull ID so don't treat my reply as reliable
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I'll be bold and say michahellis on structure. But I have a very low success rate on large gull ID so don't treat my reply as reliable
Head shape is YLG, see the prominent forehead. Caspian has a sloping forehead and bill looks like pincers.
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Many thanks Michael and Zheljko!

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it is a 3cy michahellis indeed.
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it is a 3cy michahellis indeed.
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