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Vega Gull
(vegae)


IMAGES:

First Cycle
Adult


DESCRIPTION:

VEGA GULL(...) vegae

BILL SHAPE: ...
HEAD SHAPE: ...
WING EXTENSION: ...
POSTURE/HABITS: ...
FIRST CYCLE SECOND CYCLE THIRD CYCLE ADULT
BILL COLOR: ... ... ... ...
LEG COLOR: ... ... ... ...
IRIS/ORB RING: dark ... ... ...
HEAD: ... ... ... ...
UNDERPARTS: ... ... ... ...
PRIMARIES
(folded):
... ... ... ...
PRIMARIES
(in flight):
... ... ... med to large mirror on P10, separated from tip by thin black band; most have small mirror on P9; black markings to P5, 38% to P4; white crescent-shaped tongue-tips prominant to P8 or P9; dark area medium to pale gray from below.
SECONDARIES
(in flight):
... ... ... ...
TERTIALS: ... ... ... ...
GREATER COVERTS: ... ... ... adult gray
LESSER & MED COVERTS: ... ... ... adult gray
SCAPULARS: ... ... ... ...
BACK: ... ... ... ...
RUMP: ... ... ... white
TAIL: ... ... ... white

The was table created by Steve Hampton and is intended to futher our knowledge of gull identification. Please email me at shampton@ospr.dfg.ca.gov if you have any suggestions for updating or improving this table. Thanks.