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Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus   - Adult in winter plumage
Slaty-backed Gull
Photographer : © Peter MacKenzie
Location :Konbumori, Hokkaido, Japan
Date : 20 December 2010
English synonyms:Slatey-backed Gull
Bird Family :Larini - Gulls
Bird Group :CICONIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :About a hundred bird were huddled together against the driving wind and rain. This one looked particularly forlorn. A few yards away there were a dozen Harlequin Ducks and a single Red-necked Grebe. Amazing how much you can sometimes see even in the worst conditions. - PM