Juv/1st winter
Vega Gull L.vegae
6th November 2002 Sakawagawa-river Odawara Kanagawa Japan


A typical juvenile Vega Gull resembling argenteus/argentatus.




A paler individual.  Note the rather uniform, less contrasty overall impression compared to mongolicus.



A relatively long-billed juvenile.


The dark tail-band is broader than in mongolicus.