Herring Gull (argentatus & argenteus)

(last update: February 11, 2013)

Common Gull kamtschatschensis adult, January 29 2010, Choshi, Japan. Picture: Stu Price.

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Largest of the Common Gull subspecies, sloped forehead and longer bill may suggest Herring Gull at first glance, but Common Gull never develop a red gonys spot. Unlike the W European Common Gull canus, there is no band on the bill in winter.