Subadult LBBG or Heuglin's Gull Larus (fuscus) graellsii/intermedius/heuglini

Larus (f.) graellsii/intermedius
3cy presumed western LBBG Larus (f.) graellsii/intermedius at Tampere Tarastenjärvi dump, SW Finland 20.4.2008. Foto: Hannu Koskinen
Streaked head, dark surrounding pronoucing pale eye and strong bill pointers to possible western origin.

Larus (f.) graellsii/intermedius
3cy presumed western LBBG Larus (f.) graellsii/intermedius at Tampere Tarastenjärvi dump, SW Finland 20.4.2008. Foto: Hannu Koskinen

Larus (f.) graellsii/intermedius
3cy presumed western LBBG Larus (f.) graellsii/intermedius at Tampere Tarastenjärvi dump, SW Finland 20.4.2008. Foto: Hannu Koskinen
Intensive brown on underwings is not a typical character of 2nd-winter Heuglin's Gull.

Larus (f.) graellsii/intermedius
3cy presumed western LBBG Larus (f.) graellsii/intermedius at Tampere Tarastenjärvi dump, SW Finland 20.4.2008. Foto: Hannu Koskinen

Larus (f.) graellsii/intermedius
3cy presumed western LBBG Larus (f.) graellsii/intermedius at Tampere Tarastenjärvi dump, SW Finland 20.4.2008. Foto: Hannu Koskinen