Pontische Meeuw | Caspian Gull | Larus cachinnans
Pontische Meeuw | Caspian Gull | Larus cachinnans
Pontische Meeuw | Caspian Gull | Larus cachinnans
1cy Caspian Gull / Larus cachinnans, Westkapelle - sea dike (The Netherlands) on 1 October 2009
In all respects a typical and beautiful 1cy Caspian Gull. In the right wing note the median and some lesser coverts which are replaced by second generation feathers. Some characteristic features on this 1cy Caspian Gull are; the legs which are pale pinkish colored and especially long on the tibia, nearly all scapulars are replaced by second generation, which are dark grey colored with a narrow dark anchor and thin shaft streak, the juvenile wing-coverts are pale brownish and unmarked with only small white fringes, the inner greater coverts show broad white tips. On the third picture you see that most underwing-coverts are replaced by whitish feathers.
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From: Ies Meulmeester, Tuesday 26 January 2010, 20:13
Note the pale inner and dark outer webs of the inner primaries which create a "Venetian blind" pattern. And on the tail the dark subterminal barring which is directly above the tail bar.
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