2cy cachi standing, same as 1567 and 1568

Picture ID: 1596
Upload: 24.10.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
Photographer © lou bertalan
Gallery: cachinnans 2cy january-june
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two 1cy michahellis standing

note the more simply GC pattern in the bird behind with only broad and contrasting white margins. but the same bird has a typical micha bill tip, dark eye mask and very typical scaps with a bold double anchor.
the micha in the foreground is the same as in pic 1594 and to the right of it the same cachinnans.

Picture ID: 1595
Upload: 24.10.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
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Gallery: michahellis 1cy
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comparison: left = 1cy michahellis, right = 1cy cachinnans

both fairly typical individuals. note the more contrasting and waved pattern in the micha and the overall plainer cachi with more white in inner GC and wider tertials crescents.

Picture ID: 1594
Upload: 24.10.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
Photographer © lou bertalan
Gallery: comparisons cachinnans ; michahellis
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1cy cachinnans standing

in such birds there's nothing really "reliable" (note not so typical tertial, scap and GC pattern) - nevertheless the whole bird "screams" cachinnans to my eyes, especially when seeing its structure. this is merely a thing of jizz then.

Picture ID: 1593
Upload: 24.10.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
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Gallery: cachinnans 1cy
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2cy cachi with contrasting covert pattern (same as 1581 and 1582)

Picture ID: 1592
Upload: 24.10.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
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Gallery: cachinnans 2cy july-december
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1cy cachi with thick and shortish bill (2), same as 1590

Picture ID: 1591
Upload: 24.10.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
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Gallery: cachinnans 1cy
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1cy cachi with thick and shortish bill (1)

Picture ID: 1590
Upload: 24.10.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
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Gallery: cachinnans 1cy
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2cy cachi with an odd bill

note apparently paler getting iris which is unusual for cachinnans at this age. however, structure and pattern indicate caspian gull, imo.

Picture ID: 1589
Upload: 24.10.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
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Gallery: cachinnans 2cy july-december
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ad cachinnans standing

Picture ID: 1588
Upload: 24.10.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
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Gallery: cachinnans adult basic (jul-dec)
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1cy cachinnans standing (same as 1586)

Picture ID: 1587
Upload: 11.10.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
Photographer © lou bertalan
Gallery: cachinnans 1cy
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1cy cachinnans standing (same as 1587)

Picture ID: 1586
Upload: 11.10.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
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Gallery: cachinnans 1cy
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typical 1cy cachinnans, standing

Picture ID: 1585
Upload: 11.10.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
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adult male cachinnans, typical underwing pattern

same as in pic 1583 (left, head not visible)
p10 tongue and mirror very typical for this species with a rel. nearrow black median band on inner web, tongue ending rectangular, its borders being a bit shaggy/zigzagging.

Picture ID: 1584
Upload: 11.10.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
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Gallery: cachinnans adult basic (jul-dec)
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group of both species on bread, 1cy micha with cachi call

- two adult cachinnans, moult gap at p7 in the left hand bird, a male type (see pic 1584), and a female type running, with palish iris.
- two 2cy cachis (partially hidden)
- eight 1cy, most of which are michahellis.
not sure on the identity of the bird to the right with the pale underwing.
the one with 2-3 median bands on outer rectrices, central right, with raised wings, is a michahellis.
it became really scary when i saw how the central left 1cy michahellis (an obvious one!) open its bill to call just like a typical cachinnans (nasal sound). it seemed not to be the only micha uttering cachi-like sounds!

Picture ID: 1583
Upload: 11.10.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
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Gallery: comparisons cachinnans ; michahellis
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difficult 2nd cycle, probably cachinnans, with contrasting pattern and bulbous bill (also in pic 1581 and 1591)

note different appearance of bill shape in these pics - to me it looks much better now for a male type cachinnans! note especially in the right hand pic the "classic" high bend on neck, flatish breast and long tibias! so - most probably a 2cy male "pontic" gull.

Picture ID: 1582
Upload: 11.10.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
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Gallery: cachinnans 2cy july-december
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difficult 2nd cycle, probably cachinnans, with contrasting pattern and bulbous bill (also in pic 1582 and 1591)

not so easy bird as on first view it looks like a michahellis with its bulbous bill tip, strong curve of upper mandible, contrasting covert pattern and a lot of streaking concentrated around eye. note however in this and the following pic (1582) how different bill shape appears, that legs are long and skinny (for a male type bird!), note also the grey scaps with black along the shaft and the peculiar pattern of MCs: with a long pale distal part. and remember that especially 2cy spring/summer cachis can show a very contrasting "zebra" pattern.
its neck is swollen because it just swallowed a piece of bread

Picture ID: 1581
Upload: 11.10.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
Photographer © lou bertalan
Gallery: cachinnans 2cy july-december
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adult cachinnans showing wingtip pattern

moult stage: p8-p10 old, p7 shed, p6 still growing, p1-p5 fully grown renewed. palish iris, 'colourless' legs. note 'pencil streak' striation on head sides, crown and side of neck.
in the foregorund two 1cy michas, in the background a 2cy cachi and to the right a 1cy cachi.

Picture ID: 1580
Upload: 09.10.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
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Gallery: cachinnans adult basic (jul-dec)
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some 1cy (cachi and micha) flying, pale underwings...

not all michas have dark marked underwings: note the second from left (right under the micha with bread) with remarkably whitish axilliaries and underwing coverts: it is a michahelllis!
apart from the other michas there's also a strikingly pale cachinnans just taking flight in the lower right.

Picture ID: 1579
Upload: 30.09.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
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Gallery: comparisons cachinnans ; michahellis
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some youngsters on bread (both sp.)

on ground: cachi (with bread), micha behind and a 2cy cachi to the right of them. in the air two michas, the one in the center being one i'll show in the micha-section as it has an unusually strong marked tail.

Picture ID: 1578
Upload: 30.09.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
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Gallery: comparisons cachinnans ; michahellis
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two 1cy cachinnans

both have the typical thumbnail-like pale tertial crescents, both look structurally good for pontic gull. but note the strong gc pattern in the left hand bird and the remarkable gonys in the right one.

Picture ID: 1577
Upload: 30.09.2015
Photo date: 16 August 2015
Location: vadu, black sea coast
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Gallery: cachinnans 1cy
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