male, p4 mark, extended orbital

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Picture ID: 986
Upload: 16.05.2011
Photo date: 06 May 2011
Location: sontea canal, danube delta.
Photographer © lou bertalan
Gallery: cachinnans adult alternate (january-june)
Species: larus cachinnans

male with a typically long and massive bill. it still is normal in proportions: parallel edged and gonys strong but not oversized.
solid p5 mark and small p4 mark. moulting at bill base or just stained from last meal?
p9 mirror on outer web just small. possibly a younger individual.
note also red orbital extended in front of the eye.

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