Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus) at Anza, Agadir

By | 25 January 2016

An adult Kelp Gull or Cape Gull (Larus dominicanus vetula) found and photographed today, 25 January, at the fish factory of Anza near Agadir by Arie Ouwerkerk and Jacob Jan de Vries.

Normally, the Kelp Gull is expected at Khniffiss lagoon and along the southern Moroccan Atlantic coast, but they do occur north of Khniffiss as well.

Anza proves rewarding not only for the large numbers of gulls including many with colour-rings, but also for rarities such as this one.

Cape Gull (Larus dominicanus vetula), Anza, Morocco, 25 January 2016. (Jacob Jan de Vries)

Cape Gull (Larus dominicanus vetula), Anza, Morocco, 25 January 2016. (Jacob Jan de Vries)

Arie Ouwerkerk posted another photograph of the bird at PBase.

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