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4 hours ago, akandula said:

It’s probably a male with that dark cap.

I wouldn't call it.  We hand-fed a WBNU who had a very dark cap and it turned out to be a female.

This is her:

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20 minutes ago, Tony Leukering said:

How did you know it's a female?

She was with a male for at least two years.  He sang, had an even darker cap, and fed her during breeding season.

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That's scary. Do you know with certainty that they produced young? I ask because male-male and female-female pairs are known in at least a couple gull species.

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Just now, Tony Leukering said:

That's scary. Do you know with certainty that they produced young? I ask because male-male and female-female pairs are known in at least a couple gull species.

Yes, they did produce young at least twice and they were both feeding the young.

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