Slaty-backed Gull (schistisagus) / オオセグロカモメ / 큰재갈매기

(last update: December 2015)

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Slaty-backed Gull (schistisagus) 2nd cycle (2CY), December 26 2013, Cape Nosappu, Hokkaido, Japan. Picture: Ian Davies.

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Upperpart grey tone shining through as the new feathers grow in. Pale iris in this bird, much dark in tail. Note overall very simple pattern on wing-coverts and tertials, lacking any notching (no post-stamp edges). Strong pink, short-looking legs.