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Kumlien's Gull

Observed: 17th February 2012 By: shrike07shrike07’s reputation in Birdsshrike07’s reputation in Birdsshrike07’s reputation in Birdsshrike07’s reputation in Birds
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Shrike...for the benefit of us mere mortal gull watchers, do you want to run through why this is a Kumlien's and not an 'ordinary' Iceland. A lot of people would be interested, I think.

Did you get a flight shot as well? It would be interesting to see the primary colour when the wing is spread.


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The primaries on this individual, while not pure white are not as dark as some other individuals which have been seen /photographed - perhaps it is an intergrade between Iceland Gull and Kumlien's Gull.


It certainly would be helpful to see any flight shots of this individual

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I didn't manage any flight shots though I did see brownish centres to the outer primary feathers. There's some great photos of the bird here: