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 3CY, June 14 2002, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France (50.42N,1.34E).

3CY michahellis showing yellow legs, a clear yellow base of the bill, a pale yellow iris, a red gonydeal spot (although semi-obscured by the black bill-band) and complete grey upper-parts (mantle and scapular region). The orbital ring is obviously red.
In the wing-coverts, active moult has started in the median coverts and the lower lesser coverts. Note the outer tail-feathers, which are completely white.