Caspian Gull 2CY 21 Dec
Larus cachinnans


Photographer

Dick Newell

Date

21st December 2002

Location

Godmanchester, Cambs.

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I misidentified this bird in the field as a michahellis. It was a fairly dark bird, typical michahellis lesser and new median coverts and big chested, just like michahellis. However, it had a very white underwing (not necessarily wrong for michahellis at this age), behaved like cachinnans, has typical cachinnans greater coverts, and the facial expression and green ringed bill of a 2CY cachinnans. The photograph was taken through dense netting.


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