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, October 24 2002, Le Portel, France (50.44N,01.35E). 

Primary P9 is just visible falling short of P8. The average adult Yellow-legged Gull develops a limited amount of head-streaking on ear-coverts and crown and there is a hint of black on both upper and lower mandible. Note the red orbital ring and deep yellow legs. The tail is completely replaced and the complete autumn moult will be finished soon with P9 and P10 as the last growing primaries.