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Old Tuesday 10th September 2019, 19:56   #1
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Help with gulls please / Iceland

Can you please help me ID the following gulls.

I have a vague idea, but would like a positive identification.

Spotted today outside Reykjavík.

Thanks for the feedback!!

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Old Tuesday 10th September 2019, 20:02   #2
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1- Lesser Black-backed Gull juv
2- Mew Gull ad
3-5 Glaucous Gull ad
4- Great Black-backed Gull juv
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Merci beaucoup, Jean François!
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Old Tuesday 10th September 2019, 21:13   #4
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2: Common Gull Larus canus canus

Mew Gull Larus [canus] brachyrhynchus hasn't been recorded in Iceland.
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Will keep that in mind!
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Old Tuesday 10th September 2019, 21:45   #6
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2: Common Gull Larus canus canus

Mew Gull Larus [canus] brachyrhynchus hasn't been recorded in Iceland.
It was my English language that forked.
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Old Wednesday 11th September 2019, 06:27   #7
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And this time in English JF

Jose - a good pointer to GBGGull in all plumages, not just the proportions if you have a nearby species to compare and that monster driller, is the tertial ‘step’ (where the primaries end and the mantle begins) it is a feature that generally stands out on a stationary side-on bird

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Thanks, Laurie. Useful stuff!
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