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 27 2003, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France (50.42N,1.34E).

3CY michahellis showing yellow legs, a clear yellow bill, a yellow iris, a red gonydeal spot which slightly extends on the upper-mandible and almost complete grey upper-parts (mantle and scapular region). The orbital ring is obviously red.
The primary moult is somewhat delayed, with at least outer primaries P5-P10 still old and all tail-feathers still second generation, showing much black.