Vega Gulls Larus vegae
February 3rd 2007 Choshi Chiba Japan



A typical Vega Gull, mostly juveline plumege overall.













A darker individual, mostly juveline plumege.



A more advanced example. The mantle and upper scapulars have molted.




Probable 'taimyrensis'. Note the slimmer structure and dark outer greater coverts.