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Relict Gull - Larus relictus
Relict Gull, first-year Beidaihe, China May 2005
Note the mottle hood and bold, broad white eye crescents. The saddle and wing coverts are new grey whilst the tertials and the primaries are still brown though much faded.

The bill is fairly hefty for a small gull being deep red with dark tip whilst in contrast the legs are almost blackish.