2nd winter
Mongolian Gull
Larus (?) mongolicus
Mar. 4th 2013 Choshi Chiba Japan


The combination of white head-underparts and structural jizz stood out among hundreds of Vega and Slaty-backed Gulls. There are no prominent smudges on the head-underparts other than thin, sharp streaking on the hindneck.






Note the narrow tail band.





2nd winter Vega Gull and Slaty-backed Gull (background) on March 11th for comparison.