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Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

Third calendar-year graellsii, West Midlands, May 2016


Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3cy, May 2016

A. R. Dean

A 3cy (second-summer) Lesser Black-backed Gull in late May. Wing-coverts predominantly old and faded, contrasting with immaculate adult-like mantle. Evident 'moult contrast' in tertials. Bill approaching adult pattern but with pronounced subterminal black band.

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