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This gull was photographed by Martin Reid on January 31 and February 03, 2003 at the Linkcrest Landfill, Fort Worth, Texas:

Note above and below the very short tail, and extensive white barring in the greater coverts:

A quite distinct tail pattern:

Note above and below that the undertails coverts are not as well-marked as on most smithsonianus:

Note above and below that the 2nd-gen. mantle & scaps have a most unusual pattern for smithsonianus:

The upper tertials on the right side are missing (being replaced?):

Note the distinct chevrons/wavy bars on the upper flanks, plus the diffuse "scattered barring" effect on the underparts: