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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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ophrys's picture

Kumlien's

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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David Jardine's picture

Intergrade?

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.

See

http://argyllbirdclub.org/?page_id=599

http://www.skye-birds.com/gallery/skye-birds

http://www.the-soc.org.uk/photos-2011-2012-winter.htm

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

shrike07's picture

Kumlien's

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:

http://andrewkinghorn.blogspot.com/2012/02/kumliens-gull-hartlepool-head...