Mew Gull Larus canus canus; heinei; kamtschatschensis; brachyrhynchus
(last update: March 12, 2012)
Mew Gull canus NOS 5138897 15-20cy, 2010-2015, Boulogne/Mer, France. Picture: Jean-Michel Sauvage.
Metal ring Stavanger NOS 5138897 on Larus canus, ringed as 1CY on October 25 1996 at BYPARKEN, Bergen, Norway (60°2328N, 005°1939E).
below: NOS 5138897 20cy, February 05 2015, Boulogne/Mer, France.
Mirror on P8-P10.
below: NOS 5138897 18CY, November 26 2013, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. Picture: Jean-Michel Sauvage.
Classic 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 completely merged with white tip. Also large mirror on P9.
below: NOS 5138897 18cy, February 09 2013, Boulogne/Mer, France.
below: NOS 5138897 17cy, January 04 2012, Boulogne/Mer, France.
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: NOS 5138897 16cy, November 25 2011, Boulogne/Mer, France.
Below: Boulogne-sur-Mer, February 20 2010.