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This adult gull was at Elliot Landfill, Corpus Christi, Texas on January 26, 2005; I feel that the general size and structure (similar to small smithsonianus, but less awkward-looking,) shortish rather even-width bill, mantle tone (hard to judge in strong sun, but seen to be darker than nearby smiths and RBGUs,) strongly dark-speckled irides, raspberry orbital rings, bright pink legs, and wingtip pattern combine to make a Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri that is towards the dark end of primary markings: