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Can anyone identify this bird?
Found in the Netherlands
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you really don't recognize a goddamn seagull?
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>>2032548
Ain't look like no seagull to me, unless you're telling me this is a male/female bird or some shit.

Not even orange beak bruh.
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>>2032549
it's a juvenile Larus argentatus.
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>>2032549
Google:Young seagull
gj bugfag
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i think its a wolf mix
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>>2032552
new time low.

this is worse than the salamander thread.
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>>2032551
>>2032552
ty ty
Didn't think it would be juvenile because it was looking like a rather large bird. (Way larger than a pidgeon)
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Made a short gif for y'all, thanks again
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>>2032556
probably because it's a large species of seagull.

they're extremely common in the netherlands.

I prefer calling them dumpster ducks.
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>>2032558
They're really common in western Sweden, too. I'm surprised that English doesn't have a good common name for it.
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>>2032563
>I'm surprised that English doesn't have a good common name for it.
seagull.
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>>2032547
Obvious answer: Young seagull. Young gulls are relatively brown compared to adults and it takes most species 3 or 4 years to grow in all their adult feathers and have their beaks, legs, and sometimes eyes change color.

Specific answer?
Probably a Lesser Black-backed Gull. They're super common in northern Europe, it's paler overall than most young gulls, and the shape of the head, bill, and body seem to fit that species better than other gulls. That said, young gulls are really goddamn hard to identify because they all look kind of like that.

>>2032556
Also, birds grow ridiculously fast compared to mammals. Just about every species that can fly has to be full size before they're capable of leaving the nest.
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Hey my kind of thread.
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>>2032582
>Probably a Lesser Black-backed Gull
they aren't all that common here, and they're relatively small.
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>>2032696
Normally I'd just ignore this, but I've taken a real dislike to you and your attitude, and I'm an autistic birder. So by the power of 10 seconds on Google, here's a bunch of things negating everything you've just said.

>aren't all that common here
"A familiar and abundant inhabitant of the European coastline"
http://www.arkive.org/lesser-black-backed-gull/larus-fuscus/

"The Lesser Black-backed Gull breeds from the central-north of Russia, around Scandinavia, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and northern United Kingdom to Iceland"
http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=3231

>relatively small
"Medium to Large gull"
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Lesser_Black-backed_Gull/id

"medium-sized gull species"
http://www.arkive.org/lesser-black-backed-gull/larus-fuscus/

>comparison to OP's gif
Average body length: 21 inches (53.34 centimeters)
Average body length of pigeons: 12 inches (30.48 centimeters)
From The Sibley Guide to Birds

Photo of a young Lesser Black-backed Gull that's super-similar to OP's pic:
http://www.briansmallphoto.com/lesser_black-backed_gull.html

Additional photos of young birds from lots of gull species that illustrate the differences in the shapes of their bodies, heads, and bills:
http://gull-research.org/smithsonianus/4cymarch.html

Thank you, come again.
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gull related story.
>wonder why i only see black headed gulls in summer
>must be migratory
>must swap around with the usual gull i see the rest of the year
>talk to fellow /out/ friend, has made similar observation
>google black headed gull, mfw.
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>>2032814
The most autistic guy calling on autism
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>>2032547
That is a seagull
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>>2032810
so much wasted effort
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>>2032813

Neat.
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>>2032547
Obviously an eastern screech owl you miserable novice.
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Go Google the word: meeuw (that's how we Dutch people call seagulls
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>>2034182
speak for yourself, I call them 'vuilnis-eenden'
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>>2032557
fuck_off_pigeons_this_is_my_video.gif
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>>2032813
Black headed gulls are cute.
But a kitiwake is fine too
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>>2032813
I wish I saw more of these guys but I hardly see them. They're the biggest gull and vicious bastards at that. They're more of a blood lusted eagle than anything.
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>>2032557
>das right keep runnin, bitch niggas
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looks like a brown recluse to me. be careful.
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