fringes

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Picture ID: 88
Upload: 26.03.2009
Photo date: 29 July 2006
Location: 2 mai, black sea coast
Photographer © cosmin ovidiu manci
Gallery: michahellis 1cy
Species: larus michahellis

juv YLG usually have pretty wide pale fringes to scapulars and coverts. this bird has a very white head with little to none streaking, just a diffuse dark smudge around eye. note relatively wide pale tertial crescent similar to caspian.