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, March 17 2003, Etaples/ Boulogne-sur-Mer, France (50.42N,01.34E).

A small group of 2CY michahellis. Note the second generation under-parts and inner wing-coverts. These individuals nicely demonstrates that most 2CY individuals of this age-class have not the head and neck pure white, but with delicate dark streaking concentrated around the eye and extending on the nape. In the hind-neck, 2CY michahellis often shows a boldly streaked neck-collar. The dark bill starts to turn paler at the base by February.