This adult Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans
) was photographed by Ronald Klein in Baltic Germany,
November 1995: Ronald comments: "Note the dark eyes and the
streaked neck. Adult Steppe-Gulls often show a bill-band like
armenicus, especially in winter. More than two-thirds of
cachinnans in winter have dark eyes, often like a Mew Gull.
If the iris is paler, it is more a bernstein-colour, but darker