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This gull was at the Linkcrest Landfill, Tarrant County, Texas,
November 29, 2002:
above and below, note the displaced primary P9 or P10, and how
pale it is:
In the image below, there is a strong Glaucous-winged Gull "feel"
The fine barring on the underparts is a strong GWGU feature:
The mantle/scps pattern is rather THGU-like, but some GWGUs have
a similar pattern (but normally paler-centered):
It was a large gull - as big as the largest of the six other HERGs
present - and it was very aggresive.
Note the muddy grizzled greater coverts - very like SBGU and GWGU
The tail is clearly not all-dark, and seemed to be banded - but
the details of the pale base have not yet been determined; combined
with the too-dark-for-GWGU primaries, I am leaning towards a GWGU
X HERG hybrid: