Thayer's Gull (thayeri)

(last update: January 22, 2013)

Amar Ayyash (USA)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

Thayer's - Kumlien's intergrade 3cy (3rd cycle) December 30 2010, Calumet Park - Chicago, IL USA. Picture: Ryan Sanderson.

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Mirror on P10 and secondaries show large white tips. Long bill and grey saddle. In many ways resembling Thayer's Gull, but alkready in 3rd cycle there is hardly any sub-terminal marking, and normally there will be decreasing amount of marking in the wingtip in subsequent years, hence in full adult plumage this bird will probably develop a wingtip closer to Kumlien's.