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) F5 1st, 2nd & 4th cycle, 2013-2016, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland. Picture: Frank King, Lancy Cheng, Barry Day & Peter Adriaens.

Yellow F5 and Fed band no 1106-23053, banded in winter on January 04 2013, in St. John's, Newfoundland (LAT: 47.80833; LON: -52.80833).

below: kumlieni F5 4th cycle (5CY), January 30 2016, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland. Picture: Frank King.

Frank's photostream on Flickr.

below: kumlieni F5 4th cycle (5CY), January 25 2016, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland. Picture: Frank King.

below: kumlieni F5 2nd cycle (3CY), January 11 2014, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland. Picture: Barry Day.

Returned this winter, now one year older. Slight differences in:
- vermiculated fringes of especially inner greater coverts.
- rounded 2nd gen outer primaries with darker tips.
- some greyish scapulars.
- paler iris.
- sharp border in bi-coloured bill.

Hope it will return again next year!

below: Kumlien's Gull (kumlieni) F5 2nd cycle (3CY). January 27 2014, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland. Picture: Lancy Cheng.

below: kumlieni 1st cycle (2CY) F5 January 24 2013, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland. Picture: Peter Adriaens.

Age 2cy: showing dark bill with slightly pale base, dark iris, pigmentation on outer primaries is darker than iit is on the inner primaries, which is a good pointer for kumlieni. Note dark outer-webs of outer primaries, especially P9-P7.

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below: Kumlien's Gull (kumlieni) F5 1st cycle (2CY). January 06 2013, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland. Picture: Lancy Cheng.