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Another small (female?) Herring Gull-type gull at Elliot Landfill, Corpus Christi, Texas on March 29, 2005. This time of year many birds are faded enough to resemble Old World-type Herring Gulls - and this may well be such a bird. However, it is unusual in that it has recently replaced a central tail feather (R1) and a longest central uppertail covert - and both of these new feathers seem at odds with either 1st-generation or 2nd-generation versions of such feathers in smithsonianus HERG; note also the fairly extensive white barring in the outer tail feathres, and that the basal part of the outer web on R6 on the left side appears to be unmarked white: