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.

(Almost?) all scaps replaced for 2nd gen, otherwise juvenile plumage. In flight showing classic pattern of broad dark anchors across both webs of the tips of the inner primaries; on the uppertail coverts (dense barring) and tail (almost completely dark).