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Gull

Observed: 2nd January 2012 By: ht787
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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gull
Description:

Seen on Caldecotte Lake, in a managed park area.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

chrisbrooks's picture

Latin name

Check for the latest Latin name and resubmit your identification.

ht787's picture

Sorry, I don't understand.

Thanks for your comment Chris, but I don't understand what you mean. This is the scientific name given by the automatic function on iSpot and matches that in my book for black-headed gull. Obviously I'm not sure it IS a black-headed gull so are you saying I should use a different scientific name to go with a different common name? If so, what do you suggest?
Thanks.

chrisbrooks's picture

Latin name

iSpot is wrong on this point. Check on the RSPB site for the latest Latin name.

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Latin name

To assist you its Chroicocephalus ridibundus

ophrys's picture

Tail

The tail is white. The black is in the wing tips, which have a small white tip after the black. It is quite obvious in this bird...many show less white at the tip, which may apply to the others you saw. It certainly is a B-h Gull.

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ht787's picture

Thank you.

Thank you.