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 adult, August 11 2003, Le Portel, France (50.44N, 01.35E).

P8-P10 still old, P5 fully grown. Note the small black spot on the outer-web of P4. The old lesser coverts and central greater show some brown wash, but plain grey greater primary coverts advocate full adultness. Moult in the tail-feathers has started as well, as can be seen in the bottom picture.