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 17 2009, Tsuri-shihama, Japan. Picture: Shigenobu Aizawa.

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Rather pale on underparts this bird. Extensive dark on tail and densely barred undertail coverts classic for Slaty-backed. Also hefty bill, head shape and small eye typical for this taxon. Dark juvenile tertials. Some upper scaps replaced for 2nd gen.