Presumed Larus fuscus x argentatus

(c) Harry J Lehto

Photographed at Turku Rubbish Tip, Finland, July, maybe 1992 or 1993
The following identifications were initially suggested:
not Lar fus gra/int/fus
Lar vegae
Lar barabensis/taimyriensis
Lar argentatus x fuscus

It appears that a consensus is emerging that bird is a L a. argentatus x f. fuscus hybrid, similar to a couple of birds seen in Sweden and Denmark.
The following points should be noted: Size, color of back, color of feet, broad white tips to secondary, short legs.

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