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) adult, March 28 2008, Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan. Picture: Shiroto.

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Orbital ring pink, small red gonys spot on yellow bill and blue-yellow iris. Broad tertial crescents and secondary tips. Upperparts grey tone about equal to graellsii Lesser Black-backed Gull. Strong pink, short-looking legs.