Mew Gull Larus canus canus; heinei; kamtschatschensis; brachyrhynchus

(last update: March 12, 2012)

Kjeld Tommy Pedersen (Denmark)
Chris Gibbins (Scotland)
Frank Majoor (Netherlands)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

Mew Gull canus 3rd cycle type (adult?), December 16 2016, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

Broken bill-band, streaking concentrated in hindneck with addfition streaking on nape and crown, honey-coloured iris with obvious speckling (depends on observation angle, see image 1).

Mirror on P9 and P10, short tongues on P8-P10, very thin crescent as tong-tip on P7, broad band on P5, broken band on P4 and black spot on P3. Some sharp black centres on primary-coverts.