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) 3rd cycle (3CY), October 17 2009, Tsuri-shihama, Japan. Picture: Shigenobu Aizawa.

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Upperpart grey tone as in Lesser Black-backed Gull, amber iris with speckling, pink legs. 3rd gen flight feathers: adult-like inner and central primaries, new secondaries grey base with bold white tips and more white in tail than in 2nd gen rectrices. Often mirror on new P10.