Herring Gull L. a. argentatus
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.
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