Herring Gull (argentatus & argenteus)

(last update: February 11, 2013)

Common Gull canus 1st cycle, January 25 2009, Cascais, Carcavelos, Portugal. Picture: António A Gonçalves.

Some 1st cycle Common Gulls get blotchy in the hindneck, but still there remains a spotting pattern, more obvious on the crown and ear coverts. Note much white in the tail.