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Gulls of uncertain identity

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Large white-headed gulls (LWHGs) are not always easy to identify. In addition to the complexities resulting from phenotypic variation, individual variation, wear and moult, the existence of hybrids has to be included when attempting to identify any 'difficult' LWHG. This page includes examples of such enigmatic individuals.


December 20th & 21st 2008, West Midlands & Staffs

November 13th 2008, Warwickshire

February 15th 2010, Warwickshire

November 1st 2010, Warwickshire

December 2011, Warwickshire

Winter 2017, 2018 and 2019 (returning individual), West Midlands


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