American Herring Gull (smithsonianus)

(last update: October 30, 2015)

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American Herring Gull sub-adult, December 11 2013, Stevenson compost, Tompkins Co, NY. Picture: Kevin McGowan.

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Banded bird!!! In general adult-like plumage, but with distinct ink-spot in tertials and black in tail. Note also some brown on several coverts and obvious bill-band.