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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:31 pm 
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This one has been posted on the "Bird of the Month" thread, but I have not managed to ID it, please help :pray:
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I think it's a Kelp Gull - Pale yellow eye with Orange/Red eye ring.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thank you Dave :thumbs_up: Taken like that from the front, it looked different, but the eyes should have told me :slap:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Micetta wrote:
This one has been posted on the "Bird of the Month" thread, but I have not managed to ID it, please help :pray:

I vote Lesser Black-backed Gull with VERY :shock: intewresting beak colour. It is orange, not the yellow colour as on other photgraphs. My ID only points to the eyes. Grey-headed Gull also has silvery eyes and red eye-ring, but no dark back as in photo.

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 Post subject: Gull, Lesser Black-backed
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Leeupan in Mpumulanga every now and then delivers the goods when one of these individuals pitch up.

Another rare vagrant to SA.

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