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, August 10 2003, Etaples, NW France.

Two completely different 2CY michahellis, one rather small individual (probably female) showing much grey on scapulars and mantle; the other much larger individual showing dense anchor patterns on almost all scapulars and wing-coverts. Both individuals have P8 fully grown. Note the salmon pink legs and the dark centres of the tertials. 
In the right bird: The upper tertial has been shed again and this may be an indication that the partial autumn moult has started.