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 adult, April 05 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. Also head shape is close to michahellis with fierce look: heavy bill with obvious gonys and square headed.