Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus)

(last update: March 12, 2015)

Gary Allport (Mozambique)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus vetula) 2nd cycle, April 26 2015, Maputo, Mozambique. Picture: Gary Allport.

Bird in complete moult, with P1-P6 replaced, P7-P8 growing and outer primaries P9-P10 still old. Moult in secondaries, moult wave started in outer feathers. Bird follows an ordinary sequence, with simultaneous moult in rectrices.