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Mew Gull/Common Gull Larus canus camtschatchensis   - 1st winter
Mew Gull/Common Gull
Photographer : © Joseph Morlan
Location :Minatocho Pier, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan
Date : 7 May 2017
English synonyms:Common Kamchatka Gull (camtschatchensis), Kamchatka Gull (camtschatchensis), Sea Mew, Short-Billed Gull (brachyrhynchus)
Bird Family :Larini - Gulls
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :This species is a winter visitor in Japan, normally absent after early May, but a few immature stragglers were still present. - JM
Taxonomic Notes :Note that the subspecies name camtschatchensis is the correct spelling; previously rendered kamtschatschensis.
Mlíkovský, J. (2012) Nomenclatural notes on the East Asian form of the Mew Gull Larus canus Linnaeus, 1758 (Aves: Laridae). Zootaxa 3356: 65–68.
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