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Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans

Adult, December 2009, Warks

 


Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans, Warks, Dec 2009

A. R. Dean

Note: clean white head; smooth dark grey upperparts, slightly darker in shade than nearby argentatus Herring Gulls; delicate appearance of head and neck in proportion to body-size; long and parallel-sided bill, lacking obvious gonys; olive-yellow hue to base of bill; small, beady-looking eye; and long, spiky wing-point with long white tip to outermost primary.

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