American Herring Gull (smithsonianus)

(last update: October 30, 2015)

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

Vega Gull (vegae) 1st cycle (2CY), January 31 2010, Choshi, Japan. Picture: Gullog.

Visit Gullog's BLOG. Bird included as vegae, but very pale colour overall may indicate mongolicus.

Pale grey-brown base colour of scpas suggest these feathers were replaced quite recently, and still not bleached.
Wing-coverts and tertials juvenile. Scap moult: US=100%, LS=100%, TOT SCAPS=100%.