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Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

Third calendar-year graellsii, West Midlands, July 2008


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Lesser Balck-backed Gull, 2S

A. R. Dean

A 3cy (second-summer) Lesser Black-backed Gull in July, showing clean slate-grey mantle and scapulars and extensively new median coverts, contrasting with older browner and bleached feathers. Bill approaching adult colouration and legs with dull yellow component.


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