California Gull (albertaensis)

Larus californicus albertaensis

ML53492091


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Guillermo Funes
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eBird Checklist S35689530
ANP Barra de Santiago
Ahuachapán, El Salvador
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Latitude and Longitude 13.6988, -90.0081 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

**Megarare. Possibly the third country record and first locality record. First spotted by Julio Acosta and Guillermo Funes in a distant gull flock on the exposed mudflats near the bocana, then we approached slowly for photos. Identified to subspecies by fairly large size, and some light gray feathering (new) on wing coverts (suggested by Nick Komar). First cycle individual (with some fresher feathers on wing coverts), with distinctly two-toned bill (blacksih tip). Legs greenish-gray. Notably larger than Leucophaeus atricilla and Thalasseus maximus, but not as much so as Larus argentatus. Multiple photos were posted to North American Gulls Facebook group. Initial ID made by OK, and then ID was confirmed from photos by Alvaro Jaramillo and Nick Komar. --O.Komar

Technical Information

Model
COOLPIX P610
f-stop
f/6.5
Focal length
361.2 mm
Shutter speed
1/640 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
4,973KB
Dimensions
4608 x 3456

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