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) 1st cycle (2CY), February 21 2015, Brownsville landfill, TX. Picture: Martin Reid.

Upper scaps replaced for 2nd gen, part of the lower scaps still juvenile. In the upper tertials and some of the innermost coverts, all the white fringes are worn away leaving rather plain brown feathers. No brown shawl in the neck.