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 HES M.015864 November 26 2006, Calais, N France.

Ringed michahellis from Switzerland: from Fanel (46.58.58N, 007.02.11E), Switzerland, ringed on May 25 2006.

Note the dark streaking on the head, breast and especially the woolly streaked hind-neck. Nearly all scapulars except some lower ones are moulted to second generation feathers, wing-coverts and tertials are still juvenile. The bill starts to get paler at base.