Record of 2 Pacific Gulls submitted, Punakaiki 25 Feb 2018

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Michael Szabo
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Record of 2 Pacific Gulls submitted, Punakaiki 25 Feb 2018

Postby Michael Szabo » Wed May 02, 2018 4:57 pm

I see that a record of 2 Pacific Gulls on 25th February 2018 at Punakaiki, Buller, West Coast has been submitted to the Rarities Appraisal Committee of Birds New Zealand (UBR number 2018/19).

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Clinton9
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Re: Record of 2 Pacific Gulls submitted, Punakaiki 25 Feb 2018

Postby Clinton9 » Wed May 02, 2018 10:56 pm

And no photos of two Pacific gulls on 25/2/18, at all.
Patrick Crowe
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Re: Record of 2 Pacific Gulls submitted, Punakaiki 25 Feb 2018

Postby Patrick Crowe » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:45 am

Photos are on eBird:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43162874

Looks like a black-back to me
Colin Miskelly
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Re: Record of 2 Pacific Gulls submitted, Punakaiki 25 Feb 2018

Postby Colin Miskelly » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:25 am

Please note that this record (UBR 2018/19) was not accepted by the Birds New Zealand Records Appraisal Committee:

http://rare.birds.org.nz/

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Nikki McArthur
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Re: Record of 2 Pacific Gulls submitted, Punakaiki 25 Feb 2018

Postby Nikki McArthur » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:32 am

...And the local eBird reviewer has also invalidated the corresponding eBird record, in line with the RAC's decision.
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Re: Record of 2 Pacific Gulls submitted, Punakaiki 25 Feb 2018

Postby Clinton9 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:37 am

Kelp gull, not Pacific gull...note white tail feathers.

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