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Thursday, 25 December 2014

Identify the Gull



6 comments:

Phil B said...

Silence.....go on, I'll risk being shot down in flames....Heuglin's Gull.

MauriceC said...

Phil probably right. If not what about Slaty Backed.

Phil B said...

I have a slight advantage Maurice, the photo was taken in Ethiopia so can only be either Heuglin's or Baltic. Sure AB has more images of these beasts up his sleeve and will be able to put us out of our misery by revealing the answer.

Alex said...

Yes Heuglin's I believe and indeed you did have a sneaky advantage as you were busy tucking into your soup when I took these photos from the balcony of the restaurant !

MauriceC said...

Did not realise you got Heuglins in Ethiopia.

Phil B said...

Yes, Heuglin's occurs in Ethiopia and farther south still in Kenya, though in the Rift Valley Baltic is said to be the commoner of the two. We also had a brief sighting of what appeared to be a 'cachinnans' type, though not sure we will get to the bottom of that!