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 793X October 03-04 2002, Etaples, NW France.

A bird from the michahellis colonies in southern France.

The moult stage in the right wing: greater coverts #1-2 are replaced, median coverts #2-3 are replaced, lower lesser coverts #2-3 are replaced, 5 lesser coverts are replaced and a few are missing. All replaced feathers are second generation feathers now. Feathers not mentioned are still juvenile.
All scapulars have been moulted to second generation feathers, except two rear lower scapulars, which are still juvenile.
The tail is still completely juvenile and the bill is black. Moult in the head, breast and belly is almost completed.