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This juvenile Thayer's Gull (Larus thayeri) was photographed by Michael Donahue at Tacoma, Washington in Mid November 1999. The paleness of the bases to the scapulars is unusual, and when combined with the extensive pale marking in the tertials/wing coverts and the hint of internal marbling in the tail band, leads me to speculate about whether there are some kumlieni genes in this individual: