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Old Tuesday 4th December 2018, 16:28   #1
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Larus cachinnans?

Israel, today. This gull stood out among about a dozen Yellow-legged ones.

Is it a Caspian gull or just a sub-adult YLG?

And if indeed a Caspian - shouldn't the eye be darker?

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Old Tuesday 4th December 2018, 20:03   #2
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these birds are all larus michahellis, YLG. but you've got the streak headed one which prob. is a 3rd winter and slightly odd in its streaking and then the adult types, partly good examples of the 'eastern type' with restricted black in wingtip.
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