American Herring Gull (smithsonianus)

(last update: October 30, 2015)

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American Herring Gull (smithsonianus) 1st cycle (2CY), April 17 2012, Gloucester, Massachusetts. Picture: Keith Mueller.

Feathers in the lowest row of scapulars still juvenile, old and abraded. Note fresh feathers in side of the neck and side of the breast, replaced recently and obviously grey, contrasting with warmer brown old feathers.