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:

http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group/inland-nw-birders/lst

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

gull

> 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

not

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

eye

> 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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