Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus)

(last update: March 12, 2015)

Gary Allport (Mozambique)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus dominicanus) 2nd pre-basic moult, February 24 2015, Chubut, Argentina. Picture: Antonio Vaccarini.

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Start of the 2nd pre-basic moult (first complete moult into 2nd basic plumage): P3-P10 old juvenile, P2 missing, P1 growing. Simultaneously, moult started in the wing-coverts, with outermost MC shed. Rectrices and secondaries old juvenile.