1st winter
Slaty-backed Gull
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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