female, small pointed bill, scap moult end of december, mishaped bill

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Picture ID: 907
Upload: 28.03.2011
Photo date: 31 December 2010
Location: herastrau park, bucharest
Photographer © cristian mihai
Gallery: michahellis 1cy
Species: larus michahellis

3 birds.
upper: this pic taken on 20.12. in tineretului park, same bird as in upper two pics here: http://lou.bertalan.de/gulls/m_phi.php?bid=905&grp=michahellis%201cy, female type with a small, narrow (not high) and pointed bill.

middle: retarded in covert moult, looks like if some lower scaps are shed and moulting. typical femal mich bill.

lower: prob. a small female mich with a misshaped bill (and aberrant coloured) though hard to be certain, scap pattern bold but could sit on a well marked cach too. lower scaps shed? coverts, TT and primaries very worn!

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