Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus)

(last update: March 12, 2015)

Gary Allport (Mozambique)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus dominicanus) 2nd pre-basic moult, January 20 2009, New Zealand. Picture: Dick Daniels.

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Bird in 2nd pre-basic moult (first complete moult into 2nd basic plumage): P7-P10 old juvenile, P6 missing. Simultaneously, moult in the wing-coverts, with complete row of MC replaced for 2nd gen feathers, inner GC replaced, upper TT 1-3 replaced. Central GC missing, exposing the juvenile secondaries underneath. Still some small old juvenile wing-coverts in the carpal edge.