An adult Gull


An adult Gull at Tara dump 11.6.2005. Foto: Hannu Koskinen
Paler than nominate fuscus and darker grey than an argentatus on left. First I thought whether this might be a michahellis...
Photos on yellow-legged argentatus to compere with.


An adult Gull at Tara dump 11.6.2005. Foto: Hannu Koskinen
Very worn plumage. Active moult; lots of median coverts are missing.
Adult LBBGs don't have such a moult pattern in early June, especially not northern heuglinis (nor taimyrensis etc).


An adult Gull at Tara dump 11.6.2005. Foto: Hannu Koskinen
Primaries p1-3 are missing, black in 7 at least (probably there has been black dot even in p3?).


An adult Gull at Tara dump 11.6.2005. Foto: Hannu Koskinen
Pale eye. Note pinkish hue in otherwise yellow legs.


An adult Gull at Tara dump 11.6.2005. Foto: Hannu Koskinen
Large mirror on p10 and a tiny one on p9.


An adult Gull at Tara dump 11.6.2005. Foto: Hannu Koskinen
Grey tongues large on the underside of outer primaries (compare with different pattern on upperside).


An adult Gull at Tara dump 11.6.2005. Foto: Hannu Koskinen


An adult Gull at Tara dump 11.6.2005. Foto: Hannu Koskinen


An adult Gull at Tara dump 11.6.2005. Foto: Hannu Koskinen
Usually heuglinis have more intensive yellow toned legs than this one.


An adult Gull at Tara dump 11.6.2005. Foto: Hannu Koskinen
I heard the longcall several times. It was very cachinnans-like in tone and structure, suggesting eastern origin of this Gull.
Despite that, it isn't a (western) cachinnans in my opinion.


An adult Gull at Tara dump 11.6.2005. Foto: Hannu Koskinen


An adult Gull at Tara dump 11.6.2005. Foto: Hannu Koskinen
To compare with Gulls resembling this case in certain degree photographed in Russia: Kazahstan and Ural.


An adult Gull at Tara dump 11.6.2005. Foto: Hannu Koskinen