American Herring Gull (smithsonianus)

(last update: October 30, 2015)

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

Vega Gull (vegae) 2nd cycle, December 27 2009 - January 04 2010, Choshi, Japan. Picture: Chris Gibbins.

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2nd gen flight feathers, no mirror on P10. Very pale on rump and proximal half of rectrices, and grey tone of fresh feathers darker than on smithsonianus. Strong head streaking on this bird.