Herring Gull (argentatus & argenteus)

(last update: February 11, 2013)

Common Gull canus DEH IA052611 12CY, February 02 2013, Calais, France. Picture: Jean-Michel Sauvage.

Metal ring Hiddensee DEH IA052611 on Larus canus, ringed as pullus on June 23 2002 at NSG INSEL LANGENWERDER, Germany (54°02'00"N 011°30'00"E).

Calais,quai de la loire le 02-09.02.2013 & 01.12.2012

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 and large mirror on P9.