An adult Gull


An adult Gull. These photos were scanned from dia slides. Tara dump 6.6.2004. Foto: Hannu Koskinen
No moult in wing coverts.


An adult Gull. Tara dump 6.6.2004. Foto: Hannu Koskinen
Longcall very cachinnans-like (note the posture 90º degrees). During last 10 years I have met only one more such a singing Gull out of about 500 adult Heuglin's Gulls, whose longcall angle is usually 45º degrees. Heuglinis usually have a longcall pretty similar to argentatus-type.
So, might this Gull be a barabensis perhaps?


An adult Gull. Tara dump 6.6.2004. Foto: Hannu Koskinen
Large grey tongues on primaries on the underside.


An adult Gull. Tara dump 6.6.2004. Foto: Hannu Koskinen
Darker grey than an adult argentatus, but clearly paler than a nominate fuscus. Eye pretty dark.


An adult Gull. Tara dump 6.6.2004. Foto: Hannu Koskinen
Note large blackish streaks on primary coverts. 7 black primaries.