American Herring Gull (smithsonianus)

(last update: October 30, 2015)

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American Herring Gull (smithsonianus) 2nd cycle (2CY), December 28 2014, Patchogue Town Dock, LI, NY. Picture: John Heidecker.

Classic 2nd cycle plumage with much marbling on the coverts and fringes of teh tertials. Only few grey scaps and pale iris. This gull was noticeably smaller then others that were present. The day was cloudy-overcast which made the grayish scapulars appear darker