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American Herring Gull, Larus (argentatus) smithsonianus:
NOTE: all photos were taken in Texas unless stated otherwise:

: a first-cycle from Texas that lacks the "smith shawl" - - added 01/02/2014
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a pair of 2nd-cycle HERGs from Chicago and Scotland - they look like they've swapped continents.... - added 03/04/2009
: Eight rather different 1st-cycles (standing, flying) from one day in January; some may not be pure Smiths... - added 01/13/07
: 1st-Basic/Alt (standing, flying) with apparent trauma fault-barring, from late April - added 04/20/05
: juvenile (standing + open wings) with thayeri/schistisagus-like primaries
: two 1st-Basics(?) (flying, standing) with strange bills - new bird added 04/06/00
: 1CY (flying) with thayeri-like primaries
: 1st-Basic (standing); rather rangy individual
: 1st-Basic (flying) with schistisagus-like primaries
: a strange 2nd/1st-Basic (standing) - help!
: 2CY (sitting) - molting from Juvenile to First-Basic
: 1st-Basic (flying); four birds from late January
: 1st-Basic (standing) fairly standard plumage
: 1st-Basic (standing) slightly advanced plumage for late November
: 1st-Basic (standing) advanced plumage for late November - and very long-looking wings - added 12/31/00
: 1st-Basic (standing, flying) with numerous vegae features, from late Nov - added 03/01/02
: 1st-Basic (standing) with distinctive structure and bill, from late Nov - added 03/01/02
: Two 1st-Basics (standing) with distinctive structure and bill, from late Nov - added 03/01/02
: 1st-Basic (standing) with numerous molted wing-coverts/tertials in late Nov - added 03/01/02
: 1st-Basic (standing) strongly-marked scapulars in mid-December - added 12/31/00
: 1st-Basic (standing) with some vegae-like features in early Jan - added 01/10/01
: 1st-Basic (standing) another with vegae-like features in early Jan - added 01/10/01
: six 1st-Basics (standing) showing great variation in early Jan - added 01/10/01
: 1st-Basic (standing) with numerous molted wing-coverts in late Jan - ? - added 01/31/02
: 1st-Basic (standing) with molted innermost greater-covert in Jan - added 03/01/02
: 1st-Basic (standing) a very dark bird for mid-February
: 1st-Basic (standing) a very pale bird for mid-February - could it be thayeri?
: 1st-Basic (standing) with molted mantle/scaps in March
: 1st-Basic (standing) with suggestions of mixed genes in March - added 03/16/03
: 1st-Basic (standing, flying) with some argenteus-like features
: a few 1st-Basics (standing), incl. one with bright legs - similar to nearby 3rd-Basic L. schistisagus
: a few 1st-Basics (standing) that are pale-headed (Jan; Mar) 9/30/99
: a 1st-Basic (standing, flying) with some unusual features (Nov) 9/30/99
: a 1st-Basic (standing) with some argenteus-like features (Feb) 9/30/99
: a 1st-Basic (standing); a rather dainty individual (Mar) 10/02/99
: a 1st-basic (standing) from Texas in Dec. presumably a northwestern bird?
: a 1st-basic (standing, flying) from Texas in Dec. with a number of unusual features - added 01/03/03
: a 1st-basic (standing) from Texas in Dec. with juv and adult-like scaps - ? - added 01/03/03
: a 1st-basic (standing) from Texas in Dec. sparsely-marked undertail coverts - added 01/03/03
: a juvenile (standing) from Texas in Dec. with vegae-like greater coverts - added 01/03/03
: a 1st-basic (standing, flying) from Texas in Jan. with some unusual features - added 01/28/03
: a few 2CY birds (standing) that are heavily-worn (Feb, May, Sep) 10/02/99
: 2nd-Basic (standing) three birds with pale eyes
: 2nd-Basic (standing, flying) two birds with darkish eyes
: is this a small, dark-looking 2B smithsonianus, or something else?
: three 2CY/3CY (standing) - very worn/faded summer birds - one with strange bill
: some 2nd-basics (standing); showing great variety (Mar; Feb; Dec) 10/02/99
: a very unusual 2nd-basic (standing) from Texas in April - added 04/06/00
: a third-cycle type from Texas that lacks the "smith shawl" - - added 01/02/2014
: a 3rd-Alternate (standing) with deformed bill and darkish mantle (May) 10/02/99
: some adults (standing) from Texas (Mar; Dec) 10/02/99
: adult (sitting) in Basic plumage
: adult (standing) molting Basic - Alternate; with black to P4(?)
: adult (standing, flying) in primary molt in late November
: adult (standing, flying) apparently with no primary mirrors
: adults (standing) from Rockport, Mass. in Summer - take a look at THESE bills!
: an adult (standing) with dark eyes
: adults (standing) with yellowish legs
: an adult (standing; open wings) from Texas that has a michahellis-like look
: an adult/4th-basic (standing) from Texas that has an argentatus-like look
: an adult (standing, flying) from Texas with unusual primaries
: definitive-alternates (standing) from Nome, Alaska in Aug - added 3/31/00
: definitive-alternates (standing) from Anchorage, Alaska in April - added 3/31/00
: definitive-alternates (standing) from Anchorage, Alaska in May - added 3/31/00
: three definitive-alternates (standing) from Texas in April; one is a bit different - added 04/06/00
: a 4th-alternate (standing) from Texas in April that is odd-looking - added 04/06/00
: two definitive-alternates (standing) from Texas in April; one has genuinely yellow legs - added 04/06/00
: a definitive-basic (standing) from Texas in Feb with unusual P10 and grayish legs - added 6/19/00
: a definitive-basic (standing) from Texas in Feb pure gray legs and feet! - added 6/19/00
: a definitive-alternative (standing) from Texas in April that is banded - but where? - added 9/19/00
: a definitive-basic (standing) from Texas in March with very unusual P10 pattern - added 9/19/00
: an adult/4th-basic (standing) with very late P-molt for early Jan - added 01/10/01
: an adult/4th-basic (standing) in early Jan with darkish mantle - added 01/10/01
: an adult/4th-basic (standing) in mid-Jan with extremely late P-molt - added 03/01/02
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a darkish-mantled adult-basic/alternate Herring Gull from Corpus Christi - added 02/17/05
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a dark-eyed adult-basic/alternate Herring Gull from Corpus Christi - added 02/17/05
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a yellow-legged adult-basic/alternate Herring Gull from Corpus Christi - added 02/17/05
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a dark-mantled adult-alternate Herring Gull - with yellow orbital ring - from Corpus Christi - added 04/02/06
: Eight adults (standing, flying) with argentatus/cachinanns-like primaries - added 01/14/08