Mew Gull Larus canus canus; heinei; kamtschatschensis; brachyrhynchus

(last update: March 12, 2012)

Kjeld Tommy Pedersen (Denmark)
Chris Gibbins (Scotland)
Frank Majoor (Netherlands)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

Mew Gull brachyrhynchus 2nd cycle (3CY), July 11 2012, Sitka National Historical Park, AK. Picture: Arman Moreno.

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Dark iris. For this age, note the brown outer primaries, with only tiny mirror on P10 and dark centre on old tertial. Bird in complete moult, inner primaries replaced, P7-P10 old (note "P6 shadow" on P7).