American Herring Gull (smithsonianus)

(last update: October 30, 2015)

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American Herring Gull (smithsonianus) 4cy, January 18 2006, Capitola, California, USA. Picture: Jeff Poklen.

See this website by Jeff, showing West coast birds mostly.

This West coast bird is in 3rd cycle (4cy January, 3rd winter), showing already most of the grey saddle. Bold winter streaking. Almost no primary tips on outer primaries, which are very reminiscent of 2nd gen flight feathers.