Common/Mew/Kamchatka Gull Larus canus


Most 'Common Gulls' wintering in Japan are supposed to be kamtschatschensis. So most individuals in this website are provisionally labeled Kamchatka Gull L. c. kamtschatschensis. But, some unidentifiable heinei may possibly be present among them. The North American form Mew Gull L. (c.) brachyrhynchus is scarce visitor in Japan.  Identifications are easier than in heinei, though some problematic individuals are also found.


Kamchatka Gulls 
L.(c) kamtschatschensis.
-and some heinei?


Adult winter
2nd winter
3rd winter
adult winter
adult winter
adult/2nd/1stwinter 
5 juvenile 
30 1st winter
1st winter 
1st winter 
Dark adult winter 
1st winter 
2nd winter 
ad.winter 
1st winter 
3rd winter 
2nd winter 
1st summer 
1st winter 
2nd winter 
ad.winter
ad.winter 
2nd winter 
1st winter 

Mew Gulls 
L.(c) brachyrhynchus
-and individuals showing
some Mew Gull characteristics.


Ad.winter Mew Gull
Ad.winter Mew Gull
1st winter Mew Gull
Ad.winter Mew Gulls

In San Francisco USA.
ad.winter Mew Gull



Ad.winter showing Mew Gull wing pattern
1st winter flying
 


 
 

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