Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides), Lake Pleasant, Maricopa County
This Iceland Gull was
found and photographed by Melanie Herring on 13 November 2018
and photographed by Ryan O'Donnell on 14 November 2018,
and by Chris Rohrer on 18 November 2018
Casual in Arizona with 18 accepted records. Majority are from the lower Colorado River Valley with one prior record from Maricopa County. All Arizona records are of the recently lumped thayeri subspecies.
Smaller than the average Herring Gull (compare with
the Ring-billed Gulls it is with) with largely brown
plumage. Brown primaries with paler edgings. Small bill
and rounded head. In flight it shows the pale underwing
caused by the inner webs of the primaries being paler
than the outer webs.
13 November 2018, photo by Melanie Herring
14 November 2018, photo by Ryan O'Donnell
18 November 2018, photo by Chris RohrerAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 13 November 2018