Sunday, February 20, 2011

Viking Gull

Below are poor photos of the Viking Gull from Rossaveel in Galway on Saturday 19th February 2011.  A Viking Gull is a cross or hybrid between a Herring Gull Larus Argentatus and a Glaucous Gull Larus hyperborealis.  It resembles the much rarer Thayer's Gull, but this bird in Galway in comparision to the Herring Gull standing next to it looks bulkier, larger and longer in appearance counting out Thayer's which is more compact and Iceland like in shape and structure.

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