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 14 2001, Westkapelle, the Netherlands (51.33N,03.25E).

In the far wing, primary P9 and P10 can already be seen. Michahellis is much faster in moulting the primaries than other NW European large white-headed gulls. Note the upper two tertials lacking the white tips.