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This gull was photographed by Martin Reid on January 24 and 25, 2003 at the Linkcrest Landfill, Fort Worth, Texas. Clearly a HERG-type first-winter gull, the tail pattern looks extreme for smithsonianus - perhaps too extreme? In many ways this bird seems to fit first-winter vegae, however the undertail coverts are a bit heavily-barred for this taxon, which usually has sparser barring here than smithsonianus - but is it still within the D1 variation for vegae, I wonder?: