Record details

:   9445
Province:   Eastern Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3424BB
Observer:   Elstadt S.J.
Date of record:   2007-02-17
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   If it wasn't for the dark legs I would have guessed a non-breeding Black-headed Gull hence the Black-legged Kittiwake which is described as "... a rare summer vagrant...".
Last updated:   2017-08-16 09:47:16
Sp. code:   288
Species name:   Larus cirrocephalus
Common name:   Grey-headed Gull -- Gryskopmeeu
Family:   Laridae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Black-headed Gull or Black-legged Kittiwake
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=-9445
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Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Lisl van Deventer
Comment:   Feedback from Trevor Hardaker on 15 August 2017: the bird in the photo is an immature Grey-headed Gull. You can still see some of the juvenile feathers on the back of this bird. There is no indication of the white outer primaries in the folded wing as one would expect to see in a Black-headed Gull
Date:   2017-08-16 09:47:16
Species name:   Larus cirrocephalus -- Grey-headed Gull; Gryskopmeeu
Species code:   288

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