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A Herring Gull-type gull at Elliot Landfill, Corpus Christi, Texas on April 20, 2005. Many birds this time of year are replacing the longest uppertail coverts, and missing coverts reveal more of the tail-base, sometimes exaggerating the extent of any barring there. However this bird seems to have a genuinely well-barred tail-base. Also note the extensive replacement of wing coverts and sub-tertials - all with a strongly barred pattern; such features are suggestive of Vega Gull: