Heuglin's Gull (L. heuglini / antelius)

(last update: 26-2-2014)

Amir Ben Dov (Israel)
Chris Gibbins (Scotland)
Hannu Koskinen (Finland)
Mars Muusse (the Netherlands)

Heuglini 2cy, April 08 2011, Ashdod, Israel. Picture: Amir Ben Dov. 

Typical 2cy heuglini by April: wing-coverts just replaced, still very neat and many feathers with club-pattern. Scapulars pale grey, compared to fuscus, which is normally the other taxon with fresh wing-coverts this time of the year (the two tundra species).