Juvenile Red-billed Gull mistaken for Ant Fulmar

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Michael Szabo
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Juvenile Red-billed Gull mistaken for Ant Fulmar

Postby Michael Szabo » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:45 am

A US birder reports seeing an Antarctic Fulmar in Wellington Harbour on 6th November. This seems extremely likely to have been a juvenile Red-billed Gull.

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Re: Juvenile Red-billed Gull mistaken for Ant Fulmar

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:21 am

Hard to believe it could be confused with something 3-4x different size. Has that record been vetted, or flagged as sus?
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Re: Juvenile Red-billed Gull mistaken for Ant Fulmar

Postby RussCannings » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:48 pm

I assume Michael would have flagged it if it wasnt already flagged for scrutiny by the local on ebird? As I mentioned previously, best to contact me directly if you think something has been missed or needs a follow up. Better yet is flagging it directly through ebird if it's a photo mistake, or contacting the local region reviewer if you know who they are. I am happy to follow these up but dont necessarily notice (right away) posts like this on the forum.

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Re: Juvenile Red-billed Gull mistaken for Ant Fulmar

Postby RussCannings » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:50 pm

Ps Michael--was this confirmed then to be a Redbilled Gull or are you just speculating?

I can see that another reviewer has requested further documentation so hopefully it's confirmed either way.

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