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Relict Gull or Black-headed? (1 Viewer)


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I photographed this gull in Hong Kong (Mai Po) a few years ago and had it down as a Relict Gull. Not as likely as a Black-headed Gull I suspect. Can anyone confirm?


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John (a bad birdwatcher)
United Kingdom
The Opus entry makes it clear that Relict has a black hood, rather than brown (among other major differences). It seems safe to say your bird is a Black-headed Gull.
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