'Taimyr Gulls' Larus heuglini 'taimyrensis'
2012 Choshi Chiba Japan
'Taimyr Gull' (left) with Slaty-backed Gull
Note the relatively slimmer structure compared to Vega and
Slaty-backed Gull, darkish greater coverts, and narrow pale fringes to the
The same individual as above
moderately pale 'window' on the inner primaries. The wings show dark greater
covert bar, but it still looks obviously paler-toned than
Another similar individual, but
its belly looks more uniform, and resembles that of Vega
Again, note the
moderately pale 'window' on the inner primaries, and the medium-toned
greater covert bar.