Re: Strange gull continued

Subject: Re: Strange gull continued
From: Ronald Orenstein <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 09:47:32 -0400 (EDT)
At 19:46 17/07/96 EST10, you wrote:
>I would imagine that Red-legged Kitts are much smaller and much darker than 
>Silver Gulls and would probably have immediately died from heat exhaustion in 
>Cairns!! They have BRIGHT red legs and juvs have no brown in the wings.
>I don't think that there is anything in this description that excludes 1st 
>winter Silver Gull. I have seen them with (admittedly not bright) yellow bills 
>and dark red legs and I think I have photos.
>Phil Hansbro

They also have noticeably stubby bills (hence the specific name, brevirostris).
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