Yellow-legged Gull - Larus michahellis

(last update: October 08 2013)

Delfín González
Gabriel Martín
Antonio Gutierrez
Amir Ben Dov
Mars Muusse

Yellow-legged Gull michahellis 1CY, October 01 2001, Le Portel, NW France.

Scapulars and mantle moulted to second generation feathers, although one lower scapular is still missing. In the coverts, some feathers in the inner-half of the wing have been replaced as well: the inner two greater coverts (#1-2), median coverts #1-2 and #6, lower lesser coverts #2, #4, #6-7, #9 and some lesser coverts (5 new, 2 missing).

Note the largely replaced under-parts: the head shows neat streaking on the new feathers and the breast and belly has fine vermiculated patterns.