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) 1st cycle (2CY), January 17 2012, Choshi, Japan. Picture: Michiaki Ujihara.

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Note the very typical overall structure and coloration. This type of birds are usually quite easy to distinguish from Vega Gulls.