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 22 October 2009
A nice male Caspian Gull, note the very broad white tips on the greater coverts. Nearly all scapulars are replaced by second generation feathers and also the inner-most greater coverts and a few median & lesser coverts. The underwing-coverts are dark patterned, some coverts are dropped but most are still old and not replaced by new generation whitish feathers.
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From: Ies Meulmeester, Tuesday 26 January 2010, 20:29
Note the contrasting white upper-tail and the small subterminal bars above the tail bar. You can also see that this individual is active moulting his upper-wing coverts.
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