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 28 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, some faint black on the upper mandible and cutting edge and almost complete grey upper-parts (mantle and scapular region). The orbital ring is obviously red.
A typical spring 3CY with a distinct grey saddle, contrasting with the barred wing-coverts.