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Gull, Nouakchott, Mauritania

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Old Friday 1st September 2017, 19:40   #1
BirdingRob
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Gull, Nouakchott, Mauritania

Seen at the fresh water lake in the city today.

It's three or four weeks early for the first black-headed gull to normally appear.

Can a young grey-hooded gull look like this?

Or is it something else?

All help gratefully received.

Rob
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Old Monday 4th September 2017, 19:26   #2
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Hi,
it is a Black-headed Gull.
A young Grey-headed would show darker grey upperparts and completely dark underside of the wingtip, among other pointers.
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