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Doñana National Park, Andalusia


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 168 mm
Exposure 1/1250 s, f/11.0, ISO 640 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Charadriiformes   Family  Laridae

Deutsch  Korallenmöwe Dutch  Audouins Meeuw
Italian  Gabbiano corso Spanish  Gaviota de Audouin


Named after the French naturalist Jean Victoire Audoin, it is still a rare bird, with 10 000 pairs (recovering from the 1000 pairs estimated in 1960). It is strictly pelagic or coastal, feeding on fish and nesting colonially on small islands. Note the red bill, the string of "pearls" at wing tips, and dark grey or greenish legs.'s_Gull


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Audouin's Gull
Ichthyaetus audouinii
Goéland d'Audouin

Jean-Michel PAULUS