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 August 10 2003, Etaples, NW France.

This 1CY michahellis has only slight wear in the inner wing-coverts, upper tertials and scapulars. Many 1CY michahellis show extensive dark centres of the median, central and outer greater coverts, reaching to the edge of the feather at the base. In this individual, these feathers show a notched pattern, most reminiscent of Herring Gull 1CY. A few upper scapulars have been replaced for second generation feathers, showing narrow anchor patterns.