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 SFH CT-174561 1st cycle (2CY), January 30 2016, Grou, the Netherlands. Picture: Ruurd Jelle van der Leij.

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Bird from Finland, probably ringed as pullus. Already grey saddle. No coverts or tertials replaced.

Some of the scapulars which were replaced in the early stage of the moult process (US), see 2nd picture:
1. have a fine black shaft streak on a few feathers.
2. a worn and slightly paler (buffish) fringe. This is also obvious on the first picture of the flying bird.