Ring-billed Gull - Ringsnavelmeeuw

Ring-billed Gull


Larus delawarensis

Pictures: Teus Luijendijk

Here is a bird that returns every autumn to the same spot in the Dutch delta, near the town of Goes. I have been wondering whether this individual could be the same as the one appearing every summer for many years now in the Swedish harbour town of Halmstad (and which I saw there in 1996). Perhaps careful scrutiny of the exact patterns on bill and wings could be of use in this comparison.

  Ring-billed Gull  -  Ringsnavelmeeuw  Larus delawarensis  adult winter;  videograbs (20-320x).
  Goes Ze, The Netherlands, 10 November 2001.


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