Fw: Sandpoint, Idaho dark-mantled gull photos

Stephen L. Lindsay slindsay at dmi.net
Thu Mar 21 10:34:07 PST 2002

My previous post included an invalid address - the correct is:


Stephen Lindsay
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
slindsay at dmi.net

> I have placed 6 photographs that I took on March 17 of the dark-mantled


> being seen at City Beach, Sandpoint, Bonner Co., N Idaho at:


> http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group/inland-nw-birders/1st .


> This gull was first reported by Lisa Hardy last week. These photos are


> great, but they do show enough detail of certain important areas (nape &


> smudging, leg color, wing tip pattern of folded and extended wings, upper


> underwing color, tail band). They do not show the orbital ring which is

> orange.


> There has been conjecture as to the identification of this gull: Western

> vs. Glaucous-winged X Western vs. Slaty-backed. Below I have included

> the comments of Ray Korpi concerning dark-mantled hybrids. We would

> appreciate a discussion of this bird's identification.


> Stephen Lindsay

> Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

> slindsay at dmi.net


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