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Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
23-DEC-2012 E.J, Raynor

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

Jeffrey Energy Center, KS

This third cycle individual has been present at Jeffrey Energy Center in northeast Kansas for at least two days. Brandon Magette discovered this bird on the 21st among adult Herring Gulls. In this photograph, you can see the broadness and the molting axillary feathers of the bird's wings as it lands on the water. Great Black-backed Gulls are the world's largest gulls and they take at least four years to acquire their alternate (breeding) plumage. The duskiness of this bird's tail and bill are features that indicate it has not reached adulthood.

Nikon D90
1/1000s f/8.0 at 300.0mm iso200 hide exif
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Date/Time23-Dec-2012 11:58:18
ModelNIKON D90
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length300 mm
Exposure Time1/1000 sec
ISO Equivalent200
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