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), June 06 2015, Manitowoc, IL. Picture: Amar Ayyash.

Pale bird in complete moult. Widely spaced uppertail coverts, proximal bars on rectrices, and mottled brown neck reminiscent of some European birds of this age. P1-P2 new 2nd gen, P3 growing.