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This 1st-Basic smithsonianus Herring Gull was photographed on November 25, 1998 at Mustang Island, Texas by Martin Reid. For a November bird the pale head and bill, lack of "holly-leaf" juvenile mantle/scapular feathers, apparently well-barred greater-coverts, and blotchily-streaked underparts all recall argenteus, but the tertials lack the full "holly-leaf" pattern of typical argenteus, the flight shot reveals outer greater-coverts that are unmarked, and the tail seems too extensively dark (and uppertail coverts too densly-marked) for argenteus: