Caspian Gull
Kaspimåke
Larus cachinnans

This presumed Caspian Gull was resting on the ice of the city pond in Bergen on the afternoon 22 February 2007, and represent the 13th. gull-species to be seen at this small spot if accepted.

Note the elongated proportions, parallel-sided bill with a greenish hue, long primary projection, washed out leg color, dark eye and red orbital ring, faint neck streaking, light tounges bleeding into the dark primaries, solid black band on p5 and rather long tibia and tarsus (compare the last character and feet color with a Herring Gull on the lower picture).

If accepted this will be the first record in Hordaland county. There are 10-15 previous records in Norway, but this is the northernmost Caspian Gull in the country.

Kaspimåke (Larus cachinnans) Caspian Gull, Pontic Gull

Kaspimåke (Larus cachinnans) Caspian Gull, Pontic Gull

Kaspimåke (Larus cachinnans) Caspian Gull, Pontic Gull

Kaspimåke (Larus cachinnans) Caspian Gull, Pontic Gull


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