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) adult, March 19 2009, Rockport Texas. Picture: Tripp Davenport.

Very short tongue on P10. Black on P9 does not reach to greater primary coverts. P9 no mirror. No 'bajonets'. W-shaped band on P5. Last vestiges of winter head in lower neck.