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

(last update: December 2015)

Kim Seog-min (South Korea)
Hideo Shimura (Japan)
Peter Adriaens (Belgium)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

Slaty-backed Gull (schistisagus) 1st cycle (1CY), October 11 2012, Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan. Picture: Shiroto.

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Overall 'washed out' grey-brown plumage, with simple pattern on tertials and wing-coverts, lacking obvious notching (no post-stamp pattern on fringes of the coverts; coverts with wedge-shaped dark centres). Dark iris, dark bill, fleshy legs with dark shins.