1st.winter
Mongolian Gull Larus (?) mongolicus
January 12th 2006 Choshi Chiba Japan



This brilliant whitish body was prominent among Vega and Slaty-backed Gulls.


The sitting gull at the right-end is the Mongolian Gull


Most of the scapulars, some tertials and some coverts are new. Juvenile feathers such as greater coverts and tertials are already very worn .


Vega Gull (left) , Mongolian Gull (right)
Note the slightly longer tibia and primary of the Mongolian Gull.


Mongolian Gull (upper-left ), Slaty-backed Gull(center), Vega Gull (right).
Note the narrow tail-band and whitish, barred underwings of the Mongolian Gull.


Vega Gull (left) , Mongolian Gull (right)