Zilvermeeuw | Herring Gull | Larus argentatus
1cy Herring Gull / Larus argentatus, Westkapelle - sea dike (The Netherlands) on 5 November 2010
Another pale 1cy Herring Gull, comparable with this one. But note the lesser degree of moult in the scapulars, the well patterned first generation coverts and tertials reminiscent to the pattern show by 1cy Glaucous Gulls and also the pale primary tips. The complete broad black tail band is striking, most pale birds like this show a very indistinct band or only a few black markings.
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