Herring Gull (argentatus & argenteus)
(last update: February 11, 2013)
Common Gull canus NOS 5138897 18CY, November 26 2013, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. Picture: Jean-Michel Sauvage.
Metal ring Stavanger NOS 5138897 on Larus canus, ringed as 1CY on October 25 1996 at BYPARKEN, Bergen, Norway (60°2328N, 005°1939E).
Classic Common Gull in winter, note very dark iris, band on bill, bill colour rather greenish yellow, not vivid, same for leg colour, very delicate 'pencil streaking' on head, concentrated on crown and not in hindneck or running down to sides of breast, much white in wingtip with very large mirror on P10 completely merged with white tip. Also large mirror on P9.