Vega Gull
Larus vegae
January 12th 2006 Choshi Chiba Japan



(Sub)adult


Adult. Note that the p10 is not yet fully grown.


Adult
. The p10 is not yet fully grown.



Adult. Both p10 and p9 are still growing.



Unusual Vega Gull, or hybrid?
This somewhat 'Thayer's-like' primary pattern was stood out among normal Vega Gulls.



Left to right: Vega Gull, Vega Gull, Slaty-backed Gull.


1st winter Vega Gull


1st winter Vega Gull



The same as above.



1st winter Vega Gull




1st winter, and adult Vega Gull



1st winter Vega Gull? showing mongolicus-like narrow tail band.