White-eyed Gull (Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus)

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White-eyed Gull (Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus)

Post  Admin on Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:29 pm

The White-eyed Gull (Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus) is a small gull which is endemic to the Red Sea. Its closest relative is the Sooty Gull. It is one of the world's rarest gulls, with a population of just 4,000 - 6,500 pairs.
First winter moulting to first spring, Egypt, Sinai, Sharm-el-Sheikh, 28 Feb 2008:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/yeliseev/2327264330/in/set-72057594099707549/
Presumed second winter, Sinai, Egypt:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/yeliseev/4332668431/
Adult breeding plumage, Sinai, Egypt:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drcarmo/3529191704/
Two adults breeding plumage in flight:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gr33ndata/515897787/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rolandlh/3497060127/
Six adult in flight:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/si-art/4186130774/
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