American Herring Gull (smithsonianus)

(last update: October 30, 2015)

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American Herring Gull (smithsonianus) 1cy, December 17 2005, Rio del Mar, California, USA. Picture: Jeff Poklen.

See this website by Jeff, showing West coast birds mostly.

West coast bird in 1cy plumage, showing bold 'smoky' streaking concentrated in the hindneck, but also on flanks and underparts. Obvious greater covert bar. Dark iris, dark undertail coverts.