Iceland Gull at Bluffers Park in Toronto

Ron Pittaway and I saw this Iceland Gull with very white wingtips at Bluffers Park in Toronto on 14 December 2015.


Video: Iceland Gull feeding along Lake Ontario shoreline at Bluffers Park


On closer inspection it shows narrow grey streaks on the outer webs of the outer primaries. It's a very pale bird, close to the nominate glaucoides of Greenland. Birds we see in southern Ontario reflect the cline seen on the breeding grounds.


Spread wing shows the narrow grey streaks.


For more information on Iceland, Kumlien's and Thayer's Gulls, please see Taxonimic History of Thayer's Gull