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 brachyrhynchus adult, January 03 2012, Sayer's Park - Seattle, WA. Picture: Amar Ayyash.

No onbious white tongue-tip on P8 in this adult. Note white tongue tips on P4-P7 (string of pearls) with sharp division between grey and white; black on P6 not running back upwards along outer edge as in canus; dense boa in the neck; large tips on secondaries and inner primaries.