glaucoides - kumlieni
(last update: January 26, 2012)
Kumlien's Gull (kumlieni) adult E3 January 23 2013, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland. Picture: Jan Baert.
Age adult winter. Note slender bill, pale iris.
Wingtip darkness score: 1 - pale grey, similar in shade to upperparts and primary bases (Estimated Kodak 3-4). In the study by Howell & Mactavish, about 3% of Kumlien's Gulls in New Foundland belong to this category, see Table 1.
Iris colour variation: Iris colour variation: 2.5 - pale greenish or yellowish with little or no brown mottling visible. In the study by Howell & Mactavish, 57% of the Kumlien's Gulls in New Foundland belong to this category, see Table 3. Classification on speckling: <5%.