Taimyr Gulls 'taimyrensis'
/Vega Gulls Larus
Nov. 1st 2012 Donghea, Korea Photographed by Choi, soon-kyoo.
identifications/captions by Michiaki Ujihara
is temporarily named Taimyr Gull
The Yellow Sea
including the west coast of Korea is known as the main wintering range
of Mongolian Gull. By contrast, species composition of large white-headed
gulls in the east coast of Korea seems to be very similar to that of
Taimyr Gull Bright yellow legs, and 3
old primaries (P10-P8).
Gull Yellow legs, and 4 old primaries (P10-P7). Note that
the Vega Gull in the background retains 2 old primaries only (P10
Gull Yellowish-legs, and 3 old primaries (P10-P8).
PresumedTaimyr Gull Vague flesh-colored legs, not bright
yellow, not pure pink. The extensive head streaking resembles Vega Gull. But the
slim structure and late primary molt indicate taimyrensis.