gull is one of the commonest gulls to be seen in Israel .
I had this bird down as a rather dark Yellow-legged Gull but thanks to
the presentations shown lower down this page this bird was proven to be
a classic heuglini.
The real give away are the white moons at the end of the grey tongues
on P5-P7striking features.
the superb Israel gull ID presentations below - something I found very
helpful when going through the photographs I took in Ashdod harbour.
winter Heuglins Gull, Ashdod port, Israel,
January 2011 (note that this bird is in shadow)
The white moons or crescents on P5-P7 are diagnostic.
Adult winter Heuglin's Gull, Ashdod port, Israel,
The following book takes
a lot of the mystery of gull identification:
following presentations are invaluable for gull ID and not just in