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, July 26 2001, Boulogne-sur-Mer, NW France.

A huge, powerful individual, probably a male, resembling L. marinus

Active moult is in progress in the 3rd generation scapulars. The tertials have #1-4 new, #5 growing and #6 is missing. The primary score: p7 is growing and p10 is still juvenile. Many of the coverts appear to be of the same age. This is a rather pale individual, lacking the obvious grey adult-like scapulars. Sometimes the new 3rd generation scapulars appear very 2nd generation-like.