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European Herring Gull (juvenile)

Larus argentatus


at a fishing harbour


thanks to KasiaGanderska-Someya for suggestion.

1 Species ID Suggestions

andyarct 12 years ago
Ring-billed Gull (juvenile)
Larus delawarensis Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) | the Internet Bird Collection

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Definitely not Black tailed because of the beak (they have half pink half black as juv.) and pink legs, rather young European Herring Gull, they are pretty popular in Japan.

andyarct 12 years ago

It certainly could be. I'd say that it's definitely a juvenile gull of some kind, because of the markings, but juvenile seagulls of different species can look very similar. I'm no expert, just going by what I've seen here, in California. We have many different types of gulls here, and the young ones all look pretty similar. Sorry i couldn't do better than that.

BenjiSun 12 years ago

could it be a, as this was photographed along west coast of Japan?

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氷見市(Himi), Toyama, Japan

Spotted on Jan 27, 2011
Submitted on Apr 4, 2011

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