Black-tailed Gull (crassirostris) / ウミネコ / 괭이갈매기

(last update: December 2015)

Kim Seog-min (South Korea)
Hideo Shimura (Japan)
Peter Adriaens (Belgium)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

Black-tailed Gull (crassirostris) moulting into 3rd cycle (3CY), July 02 2013, Pacific Ocean, Japan. Picture: Eriko Japan.

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Many old brown coverts and bleach outer primaries. Bird in complete moult: P1-P4 new 3rd generation primaries (much like pattern of adults), P7-P10 old 2nd gen primaries. Tail and secondaries old 2nd gen. Note grey saddle and mature bill colour.