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Black Headed Gull, only partially black headed...

Observed: 2nd April 2012 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in Birds
Gull, Black Headed, Little Paxton, 2012-04-02 002
Gull, Black Headed, Little Paxton, 2012-04-02 002 detail
Description:

Unlike the previous bird, this one has some whay to go to acheive full black-headed status.
The second picture is a close-up.

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Comments

Jeff Rothwell's picture

Chroicocephalus ridibundus

I notice that the drop down list for the scientific name here gives Larus ridibundus, whereas RSPB identifier gives Chroicocephalus ridibundus.

I remember previous comments correcting the name, to the latter - does Chroicocephalus ridibundus still stand as the correct or most up to date name?

ophrys's picture

Yes

Chroicocephalus is the currently accepted name. iSpot will catch up eventually, but for the moment the general consensus is to stick with what iSpot is suggesting.

Ian
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