Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Gulls & tern ID ? Taiwan

Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average.
Old Saturday 14th December 2013, 21:57   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Singapore
Posts: 135
Gulls & tern ID ? Taiwan

Taken yesterday at Aogu wetland park (Taiwan)

Anyone can help me with the ID for this birds ?

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	AHY_4026.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	191.1 KB
ID:	476347  Click image for larger version

Name:	AHY_4184.jpg
Views:	126
Size:	152.6 KB
ID:	476348  Click image for larger version

Name:	AHY_4315.jpg
Views:	97
Size:	279.0 KB
ID:	476349  
Meerkat is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 14th December 2013, 22:01   #2
Registered User

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Dortmund
Posts: 368
Caspian Tern, Vega Gull (?) and Black-headed Gull for me.
Last Lifers 1168 ( Asian Desert Warbler, Tawny-Winged Woodcreeper, Tropical Pewee)
Dortmundbirder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 14th December 2013, 23:35   #3
lou salomon
the birdonist
lou salomon's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Stuttgart
Posts: 14,671
i agree on caspian tern and black-headed gull. the 1st winter large gull to me looks more like a mongolian though. white head, weak window, advanced and somewhat bleached plumage, bicoloured bill - some of the hints towards this taxon, imo.
lou salomon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 15th December 2013, 07:55   #4
Registered User
JANJ's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sweden
Posts: 8,196
Or perhaps heuglini due to the dark inner primaries and greater coverts.

JANJ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 15th December 2013, 14:57   #5
chris butterworth
aka The Person Named Above
chris butterworth's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wirral / Naha-shi
Posts: 13,349
Of the 3 regular 'Herring' Gulls wintering on the Sea of Japan coasts the dark greater secondary coverts and the rather 'collared' look to the sides of the neck / breast look better for 'taimyrensis' / Heuglin's.


"Before the internet, this was all fields."
chris butterworth is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tern Identification - Taiwan Dave 2x Bird Identification Q&A 4 Monday 6th May 2013 13:49
Tern & Gulls & warbler, from Algarve, Portugal Deb335077 Bird Identification Q&A 3 Sunday 28th April 2013 22:37
Azores Winter 2011- Cabot's Tern id, American Herring Gulls and YC Night Heron Peter Alfrey Rare Bird Information 0 Sunday 27th February 2011 12:10
Tern, Tern, Tern -- Pescadero Beach, California djleahy Bird Identification Q&A 4 Monday 14th July 2008 14:28
Gulls, gulls, gulls... Maine coast hbreder Bird Identification Q&A 17 Sunday 7th October 2007 06:26

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.16561890 seconds with 16 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 11:33.