Little Gull

Hydrocoloeus minutus

ML319815251


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Tom Johnson
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eBird Checklist S84091915
Villas--Miami Ave. beach
Cape May, New Jersey, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 39.0373, -74.9368 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
;
Playback
Not Used

Media notes

abrupt, scratchy "scrape" calls given initially when standing and then eventually in flight as the bird flew north from the spit

Observation details

*rare; basic adult found by Greg Prelich & Jeanine Apgar (thank you!); loafing on the base of the spit as the tide started to go out with Bonaparte’s Gulls and Forster’s Terns; small gull with slight pinkish underparts, soft gray earmuff pattern extending across crown, black underwings, blunt white primary tips visible at rest, drab pink-orange legs and feet; giving soft metallic “scrape” calls; photos and audio recordings

Technical Information

Recorder
Sound Devices MixPre-3
Microphone
Wildtronics Pro Mono
Accessories
Wildtronics 22" parabola
Original file size
9,598KB

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