Lesser Black-backed Gull at Broome tip

To: Dimitris Bertzeletos <>, Birding Australia <>
Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull at Broome tip
From: Nikolas Haass <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:42:39 -0800 (PST)
There used to be a small population of Kelp Gull in Louisiana. They hybridised 
with American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus there (Dittmann & Cardiff 2005 
Birding 37 (3): 266-276).

Nikolas Haass

Sydney, NSW

From: Dimitris Bertzeletos <>
To: Birding Australia <> 
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:44 AM
Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull at Broome tip

Kelp Gulls have hybridized with American Herring Gulls and Western Gulls (??) 
where their ranges overlap somewhere in North America. I forget the details.

If it is a hybrid I would think that it was probably born in the Northern 



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