Heuglin's Gull (Siberian Gull) Larus (fuscus) heuglini

Most authorities still treat this taxon as a race of Lesser Black-backed Gull but it may represent a full species. The taxon is believed to occur in Europe on occasion though the precise status is uncertain due to the difficulty in identifying it. In Oman where the following were photographed it is one of the two commonest large white-headed gulls.

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Heuglin's Gulls, Hilf Harbour (Masirah, Oman), 7th November 2017

 

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Heuglin's Gulls, from pelagic boat trip out of Mirbat (Dhofar, Oman), 10th November 2017

 

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Heuglin's Gull, Qurayyat (Muscat, Oman), 3rd November 2017

 

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Heuglin's Gull, Qurayyat (Muscat, Oman), 3rd November 2017

 

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Heuglin's Gulls, Al Qurum Beach (Muscat, Oman), 3rd November 2017

 

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Heuglin's Gull, north of Muscat Airport (Muscat, Oman), 18th November 2017

 

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Heuglin's Gull, east side of Masirah (Masirah, Oman), 6th November 2017

 

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Heuglin's Gull, Al Fahl Island (Muscat, Oman), 4th November 2017

 

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Heuglin's Gull, Mirbat Harbour (Dhofar, Oman), 10th November 2017