glaucoides - kumlieni
(last update: January 26, 2012)
Kumlien's Gull (kumlieni) adult, February 10 2012, near Reykjavik - SW Iceland. Picture: Ómar Runólfsson.
Age adult winter, lacking brown wash on (primary) coverts.
below: Kumlien's Gull (kumlieni) & Iceland Gull (glaucoides) adults.
Birds showing general similarities between taxa, except for the outer primary pigmentation.
below: with immature (4cy) glaucoides - outer-webs not contrastingly darker than upperparts.
below: bird most right showing obvious darker outer-webs.
below: Kumlien's Gull (kumlieni) adult and 4cy. Bird in the backbround showing dark outer primaries and paler central primaries; might be Kumlien's Gull as well, in 4cy with much pattern on tail and greater coverts, but already adult-like bill and pale iris.