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Five days too late

Observed: 5th April 2013 By: pirayaguarapirayaguara’s reputation in Birdspirayaguara’s reputation in Birdspirayaguara’s reputation in Birdspirayaguara’s reputation in Birds
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yellow legged herring gull
Description:

Could have done with this on April 1st - a herring gull with yellow legs which has caused some confusion

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) interacts

Comments

james spencer's picture

Interesting

Red orbital ring, gongs bleeding onto uppers mandible and yellow-legs look good for michahellis but mantle tone and head shape better for herring. Not a hgxlbg as mantle too light I think. Gun against head I think Herring but wouldn't stake much.

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It has been looked at by

It has been looked at by several experts and identified as a herring gull