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Three birds from Seward, Alaska (1 Viewer)

sirijay

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Bird.jpg Gull.jpg Yellowlegs.jpg These photos were taken in June while on a trip to Alaska. I am unsure about ID and hope you can help. Thanks much.
Gull - I thought it was Mew Gull, but the bill looks too big.
Bird - no idea - ?
Yellowlegs - greater or lesser? Both breed in the area I believe.

Thanks for your help.
 

Alexander Stöhr

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Hello,
yes the Gull looks like a Mew Gull to me, too:
  • neat, rounde head with dark eye
  • bright yellow bill that lack a red spot
I assume that in Alaska this has to be ssp. brachyrhynchus, split by some as a full species, the Short-billed Gull.

It looks so good for this, that I cant resist to comment.
 

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