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Gull ID Help Newport, Oregon Nov 2017

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That looks about as good as you're going to get out there. I don't see the darker tones in the primaries that would indicate Western ancestry, although I also don't see the fine horizontal barring that is so characteristic of young Glaucous-winged.

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That's a Western Gull - note how dark the secondaries and primaries are. The word Glaucous means a pale blue-gray (ice colored, I guess you'd say). Expecting common names to be useful descriptors is a bit hazardous, but in this case it works -- Glaucous-winged never develop any really dark plumage. At any age, they're basically all the same, fairly pale color with very little contrast.

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