glaucoides - kumlieni

(last update: January 26, 2012)

Coordinators:
Dave Brown (Canada)
Bruce Mactavish (Canada)
Chris Gibbins (Scotland)
Peter Adriaens (Belgium)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

Iceland Gull (kumlieni) 3T 1st, 2nd, 3rd cycle (2CY-3CY), February 2015 - December 2016, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland. Picture: Alvan Buckley, Lancy Cheng & Frank King.

Banded as 1st cycle, in winter in January / February 2015, in St. John's, Newfoundland (LAT: 47.80833; LON: -52.80833). Detailed banding data pending.

below: Iceland Gull (kumlieni) 3T 3rd cycle (3CY), December 22 2016, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland. Picture: Lancy Cheng.

As a 2nd cycle it was an iteresting dark-winged bird, so we asked ourselves: "Will this bird turn into a dark-winged adult?" Well, there we have the bird returning, now with 3rd gen flight feathers, tertials and wing-coverts. Again, it seems to be a rather well-pigmented bird this year. There is a broad band on P6, much pigment on outerwebs of outer primaries, and these images do not suggest a mirror on P9 yet. The bird now has grey scaps on the back. Bill-band and paler brown iris.

below: Iceland Gull (kumlieni) 3T 2nd cycle (3CY), January 30 2016, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland. Picture: Frank King.

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below: Iceland Gull (kumlieni) 3T 2nd cycle (3CY), January 06 2016, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland. Picture: Lancy Cheng.

2nd gen flight feathers, tertials and wing-coverts. Only few grey scaps on the back. Bi-coloured bill and pale brown iris. Will this bird turn into a dark-winged adult?

below: Iceland Gull (kumlieni) 3T 2nd cycle (2CY), December 30 2015, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland. Picture: Frank King.

Frank's photostream on Flickr.

2nd gen flight feathers, tertials and wing-coverts. Only few grey scaps on the back. Bi-coloured bill.

below: Iceland Gull (kumlieni) 3T 2nd cycle (2CY), December 26 2015, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland. Picture: Lancy Cheng.

below: Iceland Gull (kumlieni) 3T 2nd cycle (2CY), December 24 2015, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland. Picture: Lancy Cheng.

2nd gen flight feathers.

below: Iceland Gull (kumlieni) 3T 1st cycle (2CY), April 22 2015, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland. Picture: Frank King.

Frank's photostream on Flickr.

below: Iceland Gull (kumlieni) 3T 1st cycle (2CY), February 03 2015, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland. Picture: Alvan Buckley.

Dark centre on outer primaries.