KELP GULL Larus (dominicanus) vetula

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One of the races of Kelp Gull which may be split, distinguished by its (often) pale eye. It also seems to me to have a heavier bill, although there is undoubtedely overlap. It is the race of most interest to British birders since it has occurred in Spain and Morocco. Other potential splits incude the Madagascan and Indian Ocean birds, or even the population in Antarctica.

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