Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

Greg Neubauer
Marcin Przymencki
Albert de Jong
Mars Muusse


cachinnans plumages

Steppe Gull barabensis adult, March 20 2010, Oman. Picture: Chris Gibbins.

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Steppe Gull 'barabensis' is the numerically dominant large gull wintering in UAE. For comparison: two barabensis standing behind adult heuglini. The later primary moult of the heuglini is evident (P10 is still regrowing and so the mirror is visible on the underside of the far wing but is level only with the P6 tip of the near wing).