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Black Headed Gull

Observed: 14th January 2012 By: pdh257
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Black Headed Gull
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chrisbrooks's picture

Latin name

There is an updated Latin name, you will need to do a revised ID to get the full credit. (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)

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Other pics?

I would have quite liked to see another picture of the middle bird, just to reassure myself that Bonaparte's Gull is definitely wrong. Just that the bill looks dark and small, in comparison to the Black-headed on the right side. Can't see the overall size, legs..etc., though.

Just wishful thinking again, no doubt!

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Pic

Sorry, this is the only picture i have.

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Bonaparte's?

If I save the image and add a lot of brightness I think the bill of that gull shows a lot of red whereas on C. philadelphia it would be all black (or virtually so) so I don't think it can be that.

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Red

You're probably right...I am a believer in airing any such thoughts, though, as it gets people checking. Red is a waste of time for me due to colour-blindness, especially if you had to add brightness to get there!

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