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adult
Black-tailed Gull

Fig 1) This bird is among Ring-billed Gulls. Note the dark mantle, long bill, very long wings, and lack of white spots in the primaries. Aug 7, 2003. Chicago, Illinois. Photo courtesy of Kanae Hirabayashi.

Fig 2) The same bird as above. Again note the very long bill. Aug 7, 2003. Chicago, Illinois. Photo courtesy of Kanae Hirabayashi.

Fig 3) Note the size of the black tail band and the size of the terminal white band; also, the lack of mirrors on primaries. Photo courtesy of Angus Wilson.