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 type 4CY, August 16 2014, Sevastopol, Crimea, Black Sea. Picture: Vitaly Giragosov.

Viist Vitaly's Flickr images. See from this location: 2nd winter, sub-adult in August and adult spring.

Caspian Gull cachinnans is the common breeding species in Ukraine, but this bird certainly has a michahellis look, with short rich yellow legs, clean yellow iris and much black in P10.
Bill probably better fits cachinnans with weak gonys angle? Age 4CY based on black markings in old secondaries.