American Herring Gull (smithsonianus)

(last update: October 30, 2015)

Amar Ayyash (US)
Bruce Mactavish (Canada)
Dave Brown (Canada)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

American Herring Gull (smithsonianus) 1cy, September 09 2012, Plum Island, Massachusetts, USA. Picture: Suzanne Sullivan.

Bird in complete juvenile plumage (no 2nd gen scapulars yet), feather edges and fringes worn. Note dark tail, broad transversal bands on undertail coverts and overall brown aspect.