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 kamtschatschensis 2nd cycle (2CY), December 30 2009, Choshi, Japan. Picture: Akimichi Ariga.

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Obvious dark spots in the tertials and very small white spots on the new (brownish) primaries. Black spots in the tail. Note the brown cast on several of the wing-coverts.