Presumed hybrid
Black-tailed Gull X Kamtchatka Gull Larus crassirostris ~L.kamtschatschensis
December 24th 2006 Choshi Chiba Japan


Note the finely intermediate appearance between the 2 forms. The face impression created by long, banded-bill and smooth gray-brown smudge on the head recalls Black-tailed gull.


The hybrid gull with a Black-tailed gull. Note the string of black dots on the white tail.


The upperparts seemed obviously darker than Vega Gulls, a little paler than Black-tailed gulls. (Around 8 in Kodak Grayscale?)


In this image, the gray of the hybrid gull looks as dark as that of the black-tailed gull standing next.

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