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 2CY, April 19 2002, Etaples, NW France (50.42N,1.34E).

Another 2CY bird showing the average michahellis plumage. This individual has all the tertials still juvenile.
Most of the scapulars are old brown second generation feathers with the anchor pattern reduced to a single shaft streak. Eight scapulars are replaced for grey third generation feathers.