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Mexico, Yucatan - Gull (1 Viewer)

Peter Withers

formerly tubbtubby
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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JANJ

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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.

JanJ
 

Jim M.

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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.

Best,
Jim
 
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