bleached pale parts of primaries

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Picture ID: 378
Upload: 07.03.2010
Photo date: 27 February 2009
Location: herastrau park, bucharest
Photographer © cristian mihai
Gallery: cachinnans 2cy january-june
Species: larus cachinnans

at the end of winter some birds show worn and bleached plumage, in this case the pale areas in inner primaries (inner webs plus the rel. extended pin-shaped marks on outer webs) create a strong 'window' effect. bill also with a larger pale base than that of average febr. 2cy cach.

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