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  • Black-headed Gull confirmation please

    Okay, I thought it was time to start with Gulls and although I know it is very hard, I will have to learn one day. So here is the first one. I believe it is a Black-headed Gull. (I hope I got the first one right )

    Thanks,

    Bert
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    Yes - you're spot on with Black-headed Gull. That white leading edge to the wing is a really good field mark to look for in adult Black-heads. Bonaparte's Gull has it too, but Bonaparte's has a black, not red bill, a longer, thinner, neater black trailing edge to the primaries and lacks the grey wedge on the underside of the primaries shown by Black-headed. Notice that the bill is also quite slender, unlike the stoutish bill of a Mediterranean Gull.

    Russ Heselden

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    • #3
      Thank you Russ, I see I still got loads to learn about Gulls.
      Do you want to see the Birds of the Alentejo region in Portugal?

      For more information:

      Birdwatching Alentejo

      For Dutch:

      Vogels in Portugal

      Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/birdwatchingalentejo.portugal

      You can stay at our holiday cottages at Monte Horizonte and we can show you the birds.

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      • #4
        If you're just starting on gulls then look up this book; Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America by Malling, Olsen and Larsson. It's the mutts nuts
        Most annoyed as well that it's a tenner cheaper on amazon now than when I bought it

        http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gulls-Europe...8995757&sr=1-1

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        • #5
          Thank you Keith,

          Just wondering if the Collins is not good enough?

          Bert
          Do you want to see the Birds of the Alentejo region in Portugal?

          For more information:

          Birdwatching Alentejo

          For Dutch:

          Vogels in Portugal

          Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/birdwatchingalentejo.portugal

          You can stay at our holiday cottages at Monte Horizonte and we can show you the birds.

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