UNUSUAL AND UNIDENTIFIED GULLS - mostly first-cycles with suggestions of taimyrensis:
Included here are some LBBG-types that are unusual in some way; some are probably just unusual LBBGs...
- March 24 , 2008 - more pics of a first-cycle LBBG-type that shows some heuglini traits .
- Feb 21 , 2007 -A second(?) cycle LBBG/heuglini-type from Houston;
- Jan 03 , 2007 -A second(?) cycle LBBG/heuglini-type from Houston;
- Dec 23 , 2006 -A second (?) cycle LBBG/heuglini-type from Houston;
- July 16 , 2006 - three adult heuglini-types from Bhutan, and Barrow AK - thanks to Simon Thompson
- April 02 , 2006 - A (sub?)adult LBBG-type from Houston - it's large, pale, and bulky;
- April 02 , 2006 - An unusual adult LBBG-type from Texas - it's very large, and has some heuglini features ;
- Feb 02, 2006 - A hefty, first cycle suggesting taimyrensis? from Houston;
- Jan 02, 2006 - probably the same pale LBBG-type from Houston - perhaps the best-yet taimyrensis candidate?;
- Jan 02, 2006 - a pale LBBG-type from Houston - perhaps the best-yet taimyrensis candidate?;
- Nov 18, 2005 - a first-cycle LBBG-type that suggests heuglini...
- Apr 02, 2005
- and another first-basic gull
that might be heuglini, but this one looks a little
different.... from Corpus Christi;
- Aug 21, 2004 - added pics of
a heuglini/taimyrensis type from
- January 23, 2001 - He's back
- the darker-mantled gull from Texas
has returned to the Corpus landfill; photos
and discussion for January 2001 (with link to a possible
sighting from even earlier, plus a revealing
page of specimens from the BMNH).
- August 20, 2000: the Bahrain
gull section is now complete, with one hundred mostly 1B-type
- August 17, 2000: there are now
sixty new images of first-basic-type birds in the Bahrain
- August 14, 2000: a Bahrain
gull section is created, with a photo of adults of four different
taxa, and two pages of c.30 first-basic birds - but what species
are they? Also, an analysis of the underwing of 1B cachinnans
is in the Caspian/Pontic Gull section.
- July 19, 2000: a couple more
heuglini from Bahrain are included in the Siberian
Gull section; in the dark-mantled
Corpus gull page there is a new link to some interesting
direct comparisons with Middle Eastern gulls; added a first-basic
from Bahrain in March to the Steppe Gull section - but what
exactly is this bird???
- March 8, 2000: a most intriguing
darker-mantled gull from Texas in
February, with lots of helpful feedback from those with experience
of the Eurasian forms.