Slaty-backed Gull (schistisagus) / オオセグロカモメ / 큰재갈매기
(last update: December 2015)
Slaty-backed Gull (schistisagus) 2nd cycle / 3CY January
2nd generation flight feathers.
After the complete moult in the summer months, some 2CY birds may start a subsequent limited moult in upper tertials and/or inner wing-coverts. In these birds, the new coverts (and new scapulars) often reflect the grey tone of adult plumage. The partial autumn moult took place in September-October, but the generation division is still obvious by January.
|Slaty-backed Gull (schistisagus) 2nd cycle (3CY), January 02 2010, Choshi, Japan. Picture: Chris Gibbins.|