Herring Gull (argentatus & argenteus)

(last update: February 11, 2013)

Common Gull canus adult, November 10 2012, Esbjerg, Denmark. Picture: Graham Ekins .

Black on the outer 6 primaries and mirrors on P9 and P10 (on both the inner and outer web) and even small mirror on P8 (not uncommon in canus). Short pale tongue on P8. Black on P6 running up along outer edge. Dark iris and bill band, neat fine streaking on head, not on breast.