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Herring Gull Larus argentatus

First-winter, West Midlands, November 2015


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Herring Gull, 1W, West Midlands, Nov 2015

A. R. Dean

Note relatively short primary projection, finely-patterned wing-coverts and notched edges of tertials, which are all typical of first calendar-year Herring Gull. Fresh mantle and scapular feathers show internal anchor marks, contrasting with a few retained juvenile feathers with solid dark centres.


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