Friday, August 05, 2011

Friday's Foto

The very cooperative and photogenic Gray-hooded Gull (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus) is still spending his afternoons at Coney Island. He can usually be found after 1:15pm along a stretch of beach next to the boardwalk between Stillwell Avenue and West 10th Street, across from Deno's Wonder Wheel. Information about this specie's range appears to still be evolving. Shai Mitra just posted the following on birdingonthe.net:

"In addition to records of vagrant Gray-hooded Gulls from Panama and Florida, P. A. Buckley alerted me to another recent North American record, from Barbados, on 30 May 2009. This record was published in North American Birds (63: 520) and in P. A. Buckley's (and co-authors') "Birds of Barbados."

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