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Old Saturday 9th August 2008, 21:06   #1
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Mexico, Yucatan - Gull

I saw this Gull, in Xcaret Mex, near the harbour and dolphins.

Any help wi a positive ID would be great?
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Old Saturday 9th August 2008, 21:21   #2
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I had a internet prob and couldnt add the pic sorry, its there now ! :)
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Hi Maoam, it's an adult Laughing Gull.
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Many thanks, you make it sound easy.



There are more I need help with :(
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More likely, a 2nd summer/winter type moulting to third or adult winter, worn second generation primaries and trace of dark in the outer tail feathers with new third gen. clearly white tipped coming in. Best though with a open wing image. Stil a Laughing Gull though.

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I agree with Laughing Gull, but this looks like an odd individual to me. Perhaps it is just the exposure, but it seems unusually white headed. The typical dark smudges indicating a basic plumage hooded gull are not evident. Probably either exposure or somewhat bleached plumage.

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Thanks guys for a very detailed explantation
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