Mew Gull (American)

Larus canus brachyrhynchus

ML26093651


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Nick Bonomo
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eBird Checklist S28514954
Hammonasset Beach SP
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 41.262, -72.5548 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Comments

dark flecks on alula may indicate third cycle bird, if not full adult

Observation details

http://www.shorebirder.com/2016/03/two-gulls-one-flock.html First CT record of "Short-billed" Mew Gull (L. c. brachyrhynchus), 8th record of Mew overall. Exceprt: "Closer inspection of this bird revealed it to be a pretty classic-looking “SHORT-BILLED” MEW GULL (Larus canus brachyrhynchus), also known as North American Mew Gull or just Mew Gull. The English nomenclature can be a bit confusing, so it is much easier to use to Latin names for these forms. The bird was small overall with a particularly long neck and small head. It showed gray upperparts a couple shades darker than Ring-billed Gull, a medium brown iris, a thin greenish-yellow bill with faint subterminal markings, a streaked crown with smudgy brown markings on the neck/breast, and a whole lot of white in the primaries. In particular, p8 had a large white tongue-tip and the trailing edge was quite broad even through the inner primaries."

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
Lens model
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
f-stop
f/6.3
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/2000 sec
ISO
320
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
828KB
Dimensions
1923 x 1285

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