Common (Mew) Gull

Common (Mew) Gull

Larus canus

Pictures: Teus Luijendijk

Another rarity for the archipelago. This species (very common in my home country) is in recent years even rarer than the Nearctic vagrant Ring-billed Gull L. delawarensis  !
Imagine my surprise when I, after videoing this bird at Machico, found a second individual in Funchal harbour!

   Common (Mew) Gull Larus canus  first-winter; videograbs (20x).
   Machico, Madeira, 22 November 2004.


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