American Herring Gull (smithsonianus)

(last update: October 30, 2015)

Amar Ayyash (US)
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Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

American Herring Gull (smithsonianus) 3rd cycle (3CY), October 31 2015, Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland. Picture: Alvan Buckley.

Bird with few grey scaps and brown outer primaries. Pattern on tertials in resting bird may be taken for 2nd cycle. However, when the wings are raised and inner primaries become visible, this proofs to be 3rd cycle. Note also yellow iris and small mirror on P10.