Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus)

(last update: March 12, 2015)

Gary Allport (Mozambique)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus dominicanus) 1st cycle, January 01 2013, Antarctica, Argentina. Picture: Richard Collier.

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Bird in 2nd pre-basic moult, moulting to 2nd basic plumage ('2nd winter' plumage). Outer MC missing, and several MC growing. Innermost GC new, upper TT1-2 new. Old worn 2nd gen upper scaps are brown, new 3rd gen scaps are more adult-like, dark grey.