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possible HERRING X KELP GULL HYBRID
photo courtesy of Don DesJardin, copyright 1998


Fig 1) This may be just a Herring Gull, but the rather large thick bill has us wondering if this bird doesn't have a little cajun influence. Despite its worn condition, pure first year Kelp Gulls show a much darker back. Photo taken in March at Galveston, Texas.