ID please

To: 'Canberra Birds' <>
Subject: ID please
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2022 05:19:43 +0000

Sure. I would start though with: Not a Shearwater with that overall shape and very spotted plumage pattern. Yes bill shape is different between these two groups. I don’t know if that is the easiest field character.




From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of Ken Black via Canberrabirds
Sent: Thursday, 7 April, 2022 1:19 PM
To: 'Kim Farley'
Cc: 'Canberra birds'
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] ID please


Yes, agree with that 😊



From: Kim Farley
Sent: Thursday, 7 April 2022 1:17 PM
To: Ken Black <>
Cc: Ann Eldridge <>; Canberra birds <>
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] ID please


Bill prob less chunky than that of Pacific.  More likely Kelp Gull I reckon  They are relatively common around the Illawarra.



On Thu, Apr 7, 2022 at 12:49 PM Ken Black via Canberrabirds <> wrote:

Not a Shearwater with that bill shape. Could be juvenile Pacific Gull?



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On 7 Apr 2022, at 12:16, Ann Eldridge via Canberrabirds <> wrote:

This bird flying off Shellharbour on Tuesday, would it be a Short-tailed Shearwater, maybe a juvenile?

Thanks. Ann


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