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)
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Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

Slaty-backed Gull (schistisagus) 4th cycle (4CY), October 02 2007, Isohama, Tsuri-shihama, Japan. Picture: Shigenobu Aizawa.

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Last stage of complete moult, with P7 fully grown, P8-P9 growing and P10 still old 3rd gen (white mirror). Note broad white trailing edge on the old secondaries, exposed now the central GC are dropped. Pale iris.