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 03 2002, Etaples, NW France.

Only few coverts moulted: two lower lesser coverts and one lesser covert. A typical michahellis: Head, breast and belly have been moulted to second generation under-parts. Note the pale pinkish legs, the dark outer greater coverts, the extensive dark centres of the tertials and the strong facial expression with an obvious gonydeal angle in the bill and a sloped forehead.