Herring Gull (argentatus & argenteus)

(last update: February 11, 2013)

Common Gull canus SVS 7187947 10+CY, January 262013, Stalla-plage, Pas-de-Calais, France (50º 28´N 01º 34´E). Picture: Jean-Michel Sauvage.

Metal ring Stockholm SVS 7187947 on Larus canus, ringed as adult (3+CY) June 19 2006 at PILDAMMSPARKEN, MALMÖ, S SWEDEN (55º 35´N 13º 00´E).
Distance: 951 km.

Classic Common Gull in winter, note very dark iris, obvious 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 visible.