pale axilliaries and cachoid underwing pattern in 1st cycle mich

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Picture ID: 899
Upload: 24.03.2011
Photo date: 11 December 2009
Location: dambovita canal, bucharest
Photographer © cristian mihai
Gallery: michahellis 1cy
Species: larus michahellis

2 birds with typical mich bills, large eyes, eye mudges and head striation, no p10 tongue --> these birds are michs, but: they both have a rather pale groundtone to underwing with a rel. filigrane pattern formed by narrow covert tips, similar to some 1cy caspian gulls. note especially pale axilliaries!

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