Zilvermeeuw | Herring Gull | Larus argentatus
Zilvermeeuw | Herring Gull | Larus argentatus
Zilvermeeuw | Herring Gull | Larus argentatus
1cy Herring Gull / Larus argentatus, Westkapelle - sea dike (The Netherlands) on 19 September 2008
Ringcode: UP, ringed as pullus on 19 June 2008 on Moerdijk, Noord-Brabant (The Netherlands)
A dark-type Herring Gull (L. a. argenteus), ringed as pull in the Netherlands. Note the broad black tail-band with only white marking on r6, r5 and a few on the outer web of r4 and the extensive brown barred rump and upper-tail coverts, reminiscent of the tail shown by some Smithsonian Gulls. The pattern of the second generation scapulars is striking, these feathers are dark cream brownish colored with very small black anchors and markings.
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