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Herring Gull vs LBBG

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Whenever I uploaded my old 'lists' I put this down as a lesser black-backed gull. Decided to upload some of my older photos the other day, and noticed it got flagged as unconfirmed.  Looking back now, I'm not sure why I put this a LBBG, when herring is way more likely. 

I was gonna wait for the ebird reviewer to email me before changing it, but I was doing some research myself and now I'm not sure what the difference is between a herring gull and LBBG during this cycle.

I can see that this bird maybe is too long legged and its wingtips too short for a LBBG, but the one ID point that kept coming up over and over again was the greater coverts are more dark on a LBBG. To me, they seem pretty dark on this bird.

I guess I'm mostly just wondering what on this bird screams herring gull over LBBG.  This was near Halifax in Nova Scotia, at the end of August. I do have more photos, but I only upload the one so must be something form this angle. 

I have to start learning my Eastern birds before I head back there in a few months, and gulls are unfortunately part of that.. I'm expecting I'll be seeing a lot of 'gull sp.' ?



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