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This presumed 1st-Basic smithsonianus Herring Gull was photographed at Corpus Christi, Texas on January 6, 2001 by Martin Reid; it has a number of vegae-like features, especially the extensive white in the wing coverts and tertials, rather gentle head shape with small-eyed, "open" expression, and underparts looking lightly mottled rather than washed dusky:

The underwing appears to be very light for smithsonianus, but the tail and uppertail coverts are typical for this taxon: