Herring Gull L. a. argentatus

19 December 1999. A northern argentatus-type Herring Gull in the background, behind a more argenteus-type. Note the difference in size, length of the bill and mantle colour. Barely visible the argentatus also shows more (bubblegum) pinkish legs and a more pinkish-toned billcolour.

Another argentatus appears in the picture below and was photographed on 23 January 2000 just as the above picture at the VAM rubbish- dump near Wijster in the Netherlands.

 Rudy Offereins


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