Monday, 15 September 2014

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) with reduced pigmentation seen in Grenaa Harbour

Some of these pale type Herring Gulls can recall birds labelled as hybrid hyperboreus x argentatus (Viking Gull), but as this individual lacks a clear influence from Glaucous Gull when it comes to the pattern on each feather, is is considered to be European Herring Gulls with reduced or aberrant pigmentation.

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