American Herring Gull (smithsonianus)

(last update: October 30, 2015)

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American Herring Gull (smithsonianus) 1st cycle, January 13 2013, Sandwich Marina, Sandwich, MA. Picture: Steve Arena.

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Upper scaps replaced, and a single GC replaced. Otherwise upperparts in juvenile plumage. This bird nicely demonstrates the difference between old worn pale brown bleached body feathers, and the replaced, 2nd gen feathers in neck, on the head, side of breast and on the flank.