Herring Gull (argentatus & argenteus)

(last update: February 11, 2013)

Mew Gull brachyrhynchus adult, January 27 2010, Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island, Washington. Picture: Dennis Cheasebro.

Mottled dark pattern on head, concentrated in hind neck, and continuing on breast. Small tips on outermost primaries and full broad sub-terminal band on P10. Yellow legs, yellow bill without black band, amber iris. Slightly heavier billed bird, probably male.