A 3cy heuglini or a 4cy graelsii/intermedius?

A dark gull, very small in size, compare with the probable Caspian (or YLG?) beside.

The mantle and scapulars colour seems to be good for a 3cy heuglini in Mar but are there females of this race with such a small size? More pictures:


Anonymous said...

Lookin to the external Primary, the Caspian is in Fact a michahellis, as it's pattern is tipical of michahellis, without the classic long pale tongue along it of the adult cachinans

dretos said...

Based on the bill and the season I think it is not a full adult, so for me still difficult to tell between cacchinnans-michahellis. Is primary pattern enough?