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Old Wednesday 14th November 2007, 09:38   #51
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cachellis ?

pics of the upright standing gull (i favoured cachinnans, but see gonys, nostrils and rel short feet)
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Old Wednesday 14th November 2007, 20:55   #52
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Tricky Lou - I¨ll get back to this gull!

No doubt about these though - catched at Ottenby a few nights ago -with flash light and bag net, a new ring species for Sweden!

http://www.club300.se/images/news/Ot...ngstgäng_1.jpg

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Old Wednesday 14th November 2007, 22:30   #53
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A quiz is supposed to be fun...........these sods are hard enough when you can see the whole pic never mind just bits!

Admittedly it is quite educational.

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Old Wednesday 14th November 2007, 22:59   #54
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Just found this thread. Looking at the very first picture at the start of the thread, the back bird out of the three gulls is surely an adult Common Gull?
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right, we haven't talked about it but i guess it's another adult yellow-legged gull. anyway not a common gull. why'd you thought so?
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Old Wednesday 14th November 2007, 23:07   #55
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A quiz is supposed to be fun...........these sods are hard enough when you can see the whole pic never mind just bits!

Admittedly it is quite educational.

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i can understand your complain, andrew. but for laro-infected people it is fun to get conclusions from small details.
admittedly with the last bird i went into an id-discussion because i feel we ended up too early when talking about it in the id.forum.

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Lou, I wasn't being entirely serious seeing as I look at the larid myself, like the one attached.

Crop of a shockingly badly scanned print adds to the fun.

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Old Thursday 15th November 2007, 22:46   #57
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cheers andrew, now that's really fun. i'd id it as a 4cy larus pedo-ramificatus with that dangeling branch-like leg. if it really is yellow then an august/september YLG could be the candidate although i see a bit too little black on p7-9.
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Old Sunday 18th November 2007, 16:18   #58
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Spot on Lou! It was photographed in Sep.

Fancy a stab at which part of YLG range it comes from?

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Old Sunday 18th November 2007, 17:10   #59
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western mediterranean? as it looks almost hooded it could be even an atlantis YLG (madeira, canaries?)
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Old Sunday 18th November 2007, 21:59   #60
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It's a bird I found on Barra a couple of years ago - 1st YLG for the Outer Hebs and still a description bird in Scotland.

It could well be an atlantis type but proving it is far harder! Was just interested to see what you said - it does fit reasonably well with birds I've seen in the Canaries.

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Come to think of this:

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread....larus+atlantis

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Old Monday 19th November 2007, 14:58   #62
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compare this face with the cachi/micha some posts ago: what do you think it is?
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Old Monday 19th November 2007, 16:48   #63
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A Danish michahellis!

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Old Monday 19th November 2007, 17:22   #64
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hahaha...

ok, do you think its iris is really that dark or is it just the photo? can't ask mr. krogh
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Old Monday 19th November 2007, 17:53   #65
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If you blow the image up there´s a better view. I think the eye is shaddowed. Darker than the Herring Gull - which would be in good order.

http://www.netfugl.dk/pictures.php?i...cture_id=19160

Note the absence of red on the upper mandible.

Some more good gull images of Lars:

http://www.netfugl.dk/pictures.php?i...grapher_id=228

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Old Tuesday 20th November 2007, 22:42   #66
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what stunning bills these are! the aberrant (mottled) one, well, but even more impressing is the glaucous-like one, first link.
http://www.netfugl.dk/pictures.php?i...cture_id=15382
http://www.netfugl.dk/pictures.php?i...cture_id=18303
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Old Wednesday 21st November 2007, 11:00   #67
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what's this. not what one might think at first view.
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Old Thursday 22nd November 2007, 10:04   #68
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the lawn on which it stands has an extension of some million square km
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probably barabensis
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this meadow is bigger
maybe the biggest in the world.

and barabensis usually doesn't have such a large p10 mirror, a shorter, blunter tipped bill and yellow legs instead of fleshy!
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a new one since that meadow seems to be too remote for europeans...

from the combination of the 3 you should be able to locate the region of the shot. i'm sure, jan knows the pic and he's got an incredible memory for photos he has already seen.
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this meadow is bigger
maybe the biggest in the world.

and barabensis usually doesn't have such a large p10 mirror, a shorter, blunter tipped bill and yellow legs instead of fleshy!
mongolicus/vegae

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Yes Lou I know the area and the species in the image - there just might be someone else who wants to have a go, although I doubt it

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Taken quite recently - what is it?

http://www.xs4all.nl/~daarruud/pictures/218300.jpg

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Old Friday 23rd November 2007, 15:35   #75
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on first view i thought michahellis. but legs are short, dull yellow and mantle colour could match graellsii. and voila, that's what it is. couldn't resist looking it up, a brute male (what a bill!).
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