Herring Gull (argentatus & argenteus)

(last update: February 11, 2013)

Common Gull kamtschatschensis 1st cycle (2CY), January 25 2012, Jinzhou Bay, Dalian, China (39,05N, 121,39E). Picture: Terry Townsend.

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Dark brown, well marked upperparts and barred uppertail coverts. Large stocky bird with stronger bill than Common Gull canus. Moult seems to be later than in ssp heinei.