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White gull, Porto Cesario, Puglia, Italy

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Old Wednesday 15th May 2019, 18:05   #1
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White gull, Porto Cesario, Puglia, Italy

I spotted this character cruising by over Puglia's Ionian Sea shoreline: predominently white with black bill, tipped red; black legs; a dark iris; black wingtips tipped with white and a white lozenge on the terminal feather. Can any one assist with an ID? Many thanks.Click image for larger version

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Old Wednesday 15th May 2019, 18:57   #2
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Looks like Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii
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Looks like Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii
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Thankyou both. I had thought of Audouin's Gull, but I'd never seen one previously and, based on the description I read, I wondered if the legs weren't too dark and the bill too black. Behaviour bang on though.
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