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 EA 543054 8CY, June 24 2002, Papegaaienbek - Maasvlakte, the Netherlands (51.59N;04.02E).

An adult ringed michahellis EA 543054 Museum Paris from France, ringed as pullus in S France in 1995. After taken a short bath and preening at the beach it flew off into the LBBG colony. These adult YLG breed with both Herring Gulls or Lesser Black-backed Gull. Note the differences in structure and colour of the upper-parts in the top image.
The white tip on p10 doesn't merge with the mirror but is separated by a thin sub-terminal band.
This bird was seen before, discovered summer last year, July 2001, by Roland-Jan Buijs at Nieuwdorp landfill, SW Netherlands.

Ringing data:

Ringgegevens (geringd door: CRBPO/ Bird Ringing Centre (FRP))
Datum ( 25-05-1995, 00:00, datum is exact op de dag af [0]
Soort: Geelpootmeeuw (Larus argentatus michahellis) [05926]
Geslacht: onbekend [U]
Leeftijd: nestjong, niet vliegvlug [1]
Plaats: D627, Leucate, Languedoc-Roussillon, FR [FR81]
Coordinaten: lat: 42° 55' 0 (42.90),
lon: 3° 5' 0 (3.02)
toon op kaart
Nauwkeurigheid: Ergens binnen een straal van 5 km [1]