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Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus)
Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus dominicanus)
Gulls, Terns and Skimmers (Laridae)
Puerto de Manzanillo, Colima (Col), Mexico
FIRST FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN WEST COAST? Adult. The slender head, the powerful bill and the very dark mantle, practically, excludes all other species, and there seems to be consensus about the identification. The bird is very worn, especially the hand, and this fits very well with a bird from the southern hemisphere in January. Never saw the bird fly or really close. But here it is possible to perceive that the leg color is grayish green which fits well with this species.