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Larus genei

Larus genei
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Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma AF 50-500mm F4-6,3 APO EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-06 1:16
Viewed: 2867
Points: 24
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The Slender-billed Gull, Chroicocephalus genei, is a mid-sized gull which breeds very locally around the Mediterranean and the north of the western Indian Ocean (e.g. Pakistan) on islands and coastal lagoons. Most of the population is somewhat migratory, wintering further south to north Africa and India, and a few birds have wandered to western Europe. A stray individual was reportedly seen on Antigua, April 24, 1976 (AOU, 2000).

This species is 37–40 cm long with a 90–102 cm wingspan. It is therefore slightly larger than the Black-headed Gull, which it resembles, although it does not have a black hood in summer. The head and dark red bill have an elongated tapering appearance, and this bird also appears long-necked. The legs are dark red, and the iris is yellow. In summer, the breast has a pink colouration. This bird takes two years to reach maturity, as usual in gulls. First year birds have a black terminal tail band, and dark areas in the wings. The scientific name of this bird commemorates the Italian naturalist Giuseppe Gené.

This rather uncommon gull breeds in colonies, nesting on the ground and laying up to three eggs. Like most gulls, it is gregarious in winter, both when feeding or in evening roosts. It is not a pelagic species, and is rarely seen at sea far from coasts. It is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus: Chroicocephalus
Species: C. genei
Binomial name
Chroicocephalus genei
(Brème, 1839)

from Wikipedia

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-01-06 1:46]

Hi Durzan,

Excellent photo of this juv.exemplares of Chroicocephalus genei, rare species by us, TFS!

Hello Durzan,
Splendid composition with good clarity and sharp details.
It is a nice capture of a very interesting species of gulls.
I've never seen them before.

Ciao Durzan. Great compo today and interesting light's management. Excellent contrast.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-06 5:31]

Hello Dûrzan,
A fine capture of two juvenile Slender-billed Gulls showing with good sharpness and natural colours against the stony water edge and the composition is just right too.
Thanks and kind regards,

Slav Durzan,
a very beautiful double capture of these juvenile Slender-billed Gulls, very good sharpness and beautiful natural colours, excellent low POV and composition
Best regards

Ciao Durzan, lovely couple of nice gulls, beautiful composition with splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-06 11:38]

Hello Durzan,
Very nice photo of this juvenile gulls. We don't see this species often on TN. Beautiful colours, good sharpness and a fine composition.

Hi Durzan,
Very good image of this bird captured with good details and colours. Well done

Dostum bunlar genç olsa gerek. Beyazlardaki detaylar çok dengeli bir pozlama yaptığını gözteriyor.
Ellerine ve emeğine sağlık.
Bi slaven germ...


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-06 15:51]

Hi Durzan,very interesting specie and very good sharpness,colors,and white balance.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-07 2:11]

Slav Durzan,
very simple capture in exciting colour contrast. The whites are really seen so clearly on the pebbles stone river.
exciting light to give a good natural surroundings.


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