Herring Gull (argentatus & argenteus)

(last update: February 11, 2013)

Common Gull kamtschatschensis 1st cycle (2CY), February 25 2011, Choshi, Japan. Picture: Clive Harris.

Overall brown, with well marked upperparts and barred central uppertail coverts. Large stocky bird with stronger (and longer looking) bill than Common Gull canus. Note broad tail-band and proximal vermiculation on all rectrices. Multiple barring on outerweb of R6.