Wednesday, 28 April 2010

A WANDLEFUL WORLD

video

This was my favourite part of the conference today- a trout dance after lunch- only in the environmental industry! Love it.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

AZOREAN/ATLANTIC/YELLOW-LEGGED GULL (construction site)

AZOREAN GULL
Discussion thread:
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=167311

FIRST CYCLE
http://peteralfrey.blogspot.com/2010/03/first-cycle-azorean-gull.html
interesting individual:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lgordinho/2990442092/
SECOND CYCLE
http://peteralfrey.blogspot.com/2010/03/second-cycle-azorean-gull.html
THIRD CYCLE
http://peteralfrey.blogspot.com/2010/03/third-cycle-azorean-gull.html
ADULT
http://peteralfrey.blogspot.com/2010/03/adult-azorean-gull.html

Dominic Mitchell's assorted Azorean Gull:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dominicmitchell/sets/72157619528301438/
Danielle Occhiato's photos:
http://www.pbase.com/dophoto/grealeatlantis&page=all


CANARY ISLAND ATLANTIC GULL
FIRST CYCLE
http://www.martinreid.com/Gull%20website/atlap19.html
http://www.martinreid.com/Gull%20website/atlap05.html
SECOND CYCLE
http://www.martinreid.com/Gull%20website/atlap15.html
http://www.martinreid.com/Gull%20website/atlap15b.html
THIRD CYCLE
ADULT
http://www.martinreid.com/Gull%20website/atlap20.html
ALL AGES:
http://www.aranzadi-zientziak.org/fileadmin/webs/EAT/Html/gaviota_patiamarilla_atlantica-eng.html


MADEIRAN ATLANTIC GULL
FIRST CYCLE
http://www.elisanet.fi/antero.lindholm/Linnut/lokit/michahellis/madeira_tails.html
SECOND CYCLE
THIRD CYCLE
ADULT
MIXED
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=atlantis&w=35396077%40N04


IBERIAN COMPLEX ATLANTIC GULLS
FIRST CYCLE
http://www.martinreid.com/Gull%20website/atlap18.html
http://www.martinreid.com/Gull%20website/atlap07.html
SECOND CYCLE
http://www.martinreid.com/Gull%20website/atlap16.html
THIRD CYCLE
ADULT
http://www.martinreid.com/Gull%20website/atlap17.html

MIXED:
http://www.aranzadi-zientziak.org/fileadmin/webs/EAT/Html/gaviota_patiamarilla-eng.html


Slide show:
http://www.slide.com/r/msHfIm0Y0j8cs8IDlXdtjXpHwPIHhJ7R?map=2&cy=bb


YELLOW-LEGGED GULL (WEST)
FIRST CYCLE
http://www.xs4all.nl/~daarruud/micha/micha1a.html
http://www.xs4all.nl/~daarruud/micha/micha1b.html
http://www.gull-research.org/ylg1cy2cy/1cyaug/01cyaug.htm
http://www.gull-research.org/ylg1cy2cy/1cydec/01cydec.htm
SECOND CYCLE
http://www.xs4all.nl/~daarruud/micha/micha2.html
http://www.gull-research.org/ylg1cy2cy/2cysept/02cysept.htm
http://www.gull-research.org/ylg1cy2cy/2cyfeb/02cyfeb.htm
THIRD CYCLE
http://www.xs4all.nl/~daarruud/micha/micha3.html
http://www.gull-research.org/ylgadsubad/3cysept/03cysept.htm
http://www.gull-research.org/ylgadsubad/3cyjan/03cyjan.htm
ADULT
http://www.xs4all.nl/~daarruud/micha/micha4.html
http://www.xs4all.nl/~daarruud/micha/micha5.html
http://www.gull-research.org/ylgadsubad/4cysept/04cysept.htm
http://www.gull-research.org/ylgadsubad/4cyjan/04cyjan.htm


YELLOW-LEGGED GULL (CENTRAL)
FIRST CYCLE
http://www.iesmeulmeester.nl/fotos.php?actie=subcat&subcat=44
SECOND CYCLE
http://www.iesmeulmeester.nl/fotos.php?actie=subcat&subcat=45
THIRD CYCLE
http://www.iesmeulmeester.nl/fotos.php?actie=subcat&subcat=46
ADULT
http://www.iesmeulmeester.nl/fotos.php?actie=subcat&subcat=47
http://www.iesmeulmeester.nl/fotos.php?actie=subcat&subcat=48


YELLOW-LEGGED GULL (EAST)
FIRST CYCLE
SECOND CYCLE
THIRD CYCLE
ADULT
MIXED
http://www.helsinki.fi/~rauste/juvmic/p_bulg/index2.html


DISCUSSION INDIVIDUALS:
Azorean-like birds from Cantabric and NW Spain by Daniel Lopez Velasco:
http://sgosgo.org/fotos.asp?id_fotos=1582
http://sgosgo.org/fotos.asp?id_fotos=1582
http://sgosgo.org/fotos.asp?id_fotos=1557
http://sgosgo.org/fotos.asp?id_fotos=2106

Azorean/Atlantic Gull like candidates from Texas suggested by Martin Reid:
http://www.martinreid.com/Gull%20website/gullsp91.html
http://www.martinreid.com/Gull%20website/gullsp91b.html
http://www.martinreid.com/Gull%20website/gullsp208.html
http://www.martinreid.com/Gull%20website/gullsp189.html
http://www.martinreid.com/Gull%20website/gullsp168.html
http://www.martinreid.com/Gull%20website/gullsp116.html

LITERATURE:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1691675/pdf/15255043.pdf

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
Thanks to Martin Reid, Dominic Mitchell, Luis Gordinho, Daniel Lopez Velasco, Andy Patterson, Richard Bonsor, James Thomas, JanJ, Lou Salomon, Derek Charles,

Thursday, 1 April 2010

THE IDENTIFICATION OF AZOREAN GULL

Some outstanding questions:
1) Is Azorean Gull a genuine taxon? Is there are diagnostic suite of features which can seperate Azorean Gull from
a) other Atlantic Gulls
b) Yellow-legged Gull
c) Lesser Black-backed Gull

2) How reliable is the 'shin pad' feature as a tool in the identification of Azorean Gull?

3) If a diagnostic suite of features can be found, can Azorean Gull be identified in all age classes?


Information required:
1) Descriptions and specimen photo collection of Madeiran, Canary Island and Continental European Atlantic Gull populations in all age classes.
2) The de-limitation of the contact zone between Atlantic Gulls breeding on the Iberian Peninsula and Yellow-legged Gulls breeding on the Atlantic coast? Where is the boundary. What is the nature of this boundary.
3)Extensive photo specimen collection displaying a very large sample of the variation shown within Yellow-legged Gull across it's entire range.
4)Genetic data from all populations
5)Vocalisation and behavioural/ecological data from all populations