American Herring Gull (smithsonianus)
(last update: October 30, 2015)
American Herring Gull (smithsonianus) 2cy (1st cycle) ACX January 07 2012, Merritt Island, FL. US. Picture: Danny Bales.
Banded as pullus in 2011 at Portland, ME.
Drs. Noah Perlut and Peggy Friar, University of New England, study the costs and benefits associated with roof-top nesting by Herring Gulls in Portland, ME. Adults and nestlings are fitted with either an orange or blue plastic leg band engraved with a 3 letter code. Sightings can be reported directly to Dr. Perlut.
Moult score: US: 100%, LS: 1-25%, TOT SCAPS: 50-75%.