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Record details

BirdPix:   2767
Province:   Western Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3422BB
Observer:   Kennedy David
Date of record:   2006-03-03
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   If anyone knows how to distinguish this from Kelp Gull L. dominicanus, please let me know.
Last updated:   2020-12-03 11:24:41
Sp. code:   287
Species name:   Larus dominicanus (incl vetula)
Common name:   Kelp Gull -- Swartugmeeu
Family:   Laridae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Cape Gull Larus vetula
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   https://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=BirdPix-2767
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map | Species text
VM-number: 2767 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Colin Summersgill
Comment:   As at Jan-14 I believe that we still have the Cape Gull as a sub spp. [L.d.vetula] of Kelp Gull [see http://adu.org.za/sp312_00.php]. I believe that Cape should have more angular head and smaller shorter bill than Kelp.
Date:   2014-01-20 07:56:19
Species name:   Larus dominicanus (incl vetula) -- Kelp Gull; Swartugmeeu
Species code:   287

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