1st winter
Slaty-backed Gull
L.schistisagus
13th January 2004 Choshi Chiba Japan



Same individual as above.



A very typical individual. The primaries are brownish, not real black.



Note the combination of pale head-breast and dark belly of the left bird. This pattern can be seen very often in this species.



A fresh individual. Almost juvenile plumage.



This tail-pattern that shows extensive white at the base is not typical, but is not difficult to be found in Japan.



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