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Picture ID: 901
Upload: 27.03.2011
Photo date: 28 December 2009
Location: herastrau park, bucharest
Photographer © cristian mihai
Gallery: michahellis 1cy
Species: larus michahellis

i don't know which kind of illness led to the appearance of this bird but obviously it suffered from one. upper 2 pics are from 24.12., middle and lower from 28.12. - it seems that in the period of these 4 days its state got worse although hard to be sure. bill is lacking pigmentation, eyes look oddly small; while on 24.12. plumage doesn't look that messy, 4 days later even scaps are in a bad shape, obviously they have not been cleaned and greased by proper preening. all coverts and secondaries very shaggy and worn. note 2 replaced inner GC.

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