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Herring gull adult 2

Observed: 11th January 2011 By: aon66
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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herring gull adult 2

Yellow beak with red marking. large general size expected of Herring gull. Black tail, greay wing, white head

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) interacts


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Not quite adult.

This is a Herring Gull, but it is not quite fully adult (and it is the tips of the folded wings, not the tail, which are black).
The black spot on the lower mandible of the bill, and the dark (brown?) in the tertials (the 'bulge' of grey feathers just above the black wing tips) show that it is not fully adult and is probably in it's fourth year.