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) Z09 3rd & 5th cycle (4CY-5CY), April 2016 & November 2017, Salisbury, MA. Picture: Keith Mueller & Dan Prima.

Banded on Appledore Island, banded as pullus on July 14, 2013. See website: The Gulls Of Appledore.

American Herring Gull (smithsonianus) Z09 5th cycle (5CY), November 14 2017, Salisbury Beach State Reservation Salisbury, MA. Picture: Keith Mueller.

Head streaking rather blotchy and greyish.

below: American Herring Gull (smithsonianus) Z09 3rd cycle (4CY), April 04 2016, West Haven boat ramp, West Haven, CT. Picture: Keith Mueller..

Pale iris and yellow bill-base. Immature plumage, in combination wit blackish primaries, P10 showing a white mirror.