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 kamtschatschensis 1st cycle (2CY), January 04 2006, Choshi, Japan. Picture: Akimichi Ariga.

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In winter, the birds may moult in 2nd gen, grey scaps and the base of the bill turns paler, pinkish. Rather washed-out bird.