Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus)

(last update: March 12, 2015)

Gary Allport (Mozambique)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus dominicanus) 2nd cycle, August 05 2008, Paracas Harbour, Peru. Picture: Graham Ekins.

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Bird in 2nd basic plumage (2nd winter' plumage), with arrested moult (up to P6 3rd gen primaries). Secondaries are a mix of 2nd gen (small white tips) and 3rd gen feathers (bold white tips) as well.