Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus)

(last update: March 12, 2015)

Gary Allport (Mozambique)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus vetula) 2nd cycle, October 06 2009, Capetown, South Africa. Picture: Lip Kee.

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Bird in 2nd alternate plumage: head and underparts appear white without spotting and bare part colour has developed richer and more saturated. Note 2nd gen inner primaries and secondaries, the secondaries lack the obvious bold white tips of 3rd gen and older generation feathers.