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Micetta
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Micetta » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:31 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by davejenny » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:49 pm

I think it's a Kelp Gull - Pale yellow eye with Orange/Red eye ring.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Micetta » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:15 pm

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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Unread post by Falconry4ever » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:49 pm

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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Gull, Lesser Black-backed

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:18 pm

Leeupan in Mpumulanga every now and then delivers the goods when one of these individuals pitch up.

Another rare vagrant to SA.

Immature bird.

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