American Herring Gull (smithsonianus)

(last update: October 30, 2015)

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

Kelp Gull (dominicanus) 1st cycle, June 26 - July 06 2013, SW Cape Province of South Africa. Picture: Chris Gibbins.

Read Chris's PDF on identification of 1st cycle Kelp Gull.

African taxon vetula. All dark tail contrast with pale uppertail coverts. Dark inner primaries resemble Lesser Black-backed Gull. Note replaced inner MC and LLC.