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Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:57 pm

I actually saw these gulls along the Rhine in Cologne, Germany, in February 2014, but I believe that they also occur in SA? Are they perhaps nonbreeding greyheaded gulls?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:09 am

As far as I know, GHGs do not appear in Europe. This must be something different. Unfortunately your pix do not show the detail required for me to pursue an ID in my European references.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:41 am

Thanks, Johan, 'twas worth a try! They were my first birdie pix with what was my then very new camera last February and they were quite far away, too, more than halfway across the Rhine from the quay where I was enjoying the river traffic.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:24 am

I think of Black-headed Gull (Mouette rieuse), we have a lot around :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by TrevorC » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:04 am

Yip I agree - Non-breeding Black-headed Gull :thumbs_up:

Was in the UK recently and there are 1000's around :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:52 pm

Many thanks anne-marie & TrevorC :gflower:
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