Mew Gull Larus canus canus; heinei; kamtschatschensis; brachyrhynchus
(last update: March 12, 2012)
Mew Gull canus DEH IA 052611 12cy, February 02-09 2013, Calais, France. Picture: Jean-Michel Sauvage.
Species: Mew Gull (Larus canus)
below: canus DEH IA 052611 12cy, February 09 2013, Calais, France. Picture: Jean-Michel Sauvage.
Classic winter bird: fine streaking on head, most white in neck and side of breast, dark iris, black on bill in winter, large mirror on P10.
below: canus DEH IA 052611 12CY, February 02 2013, Calais, France. Picture: Jean-Michel Sauvage.
Mew Gull in winter, note very dark iris, band on bill, bill colour rather greenish yellow, not vivid, same for leg colour, very delicate 'pencil streaking' on head, concentrated on crown and not in hindneck or running down to sides of breast, much white in wingtip with very large mirror on P10 and large mirror on P9.