American Herring Gull (smithsonianus)

(last update: October 30, 2015)

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

American Herring Gull (smithsonianus) 2cy (1st cycle), February 09 2008, Dryden, NY, USA. Picture: Mike.

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Obvious extensive browb aspect. US: 75-99%, LS: 1-25%, TOT SCAPS: 50-75% 2nd gen feathers. Note fresh feathers (grey) on hindneck, side of the neck and flank. Crown and ear-coverts replaced as well, throat worn whitish 1st gen feathers.