same male as in previous pic (939), caspian basal tail bands

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Picture ID: 940
Upload: 05.04.2011
Photo date: 05 April 2011
Location: herastrau park, bucharest
Photographer © cristian mihai
Gallery: cachinnans 2cy january-june
Species: larus cachinnans

note 2nd gen coverts (2-3 inner GC, some MC and LC), and extensively barred tail, typical for caspian in regular parallel narrow transversal bars towards base of rectrices. outer web of r5 and r6 tip are unusually barred towards tip (usually even broad dark band on all rectrices and only outer web of r6 with some white inserts).

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