Yellow-legged Gull- Geelpootmeeuw (L. michahellis): 1cy November
(last update: 10 december 2003)
(L. michahellis) 1cy, November 24 2003, Leucate, S France.
379P has obviously replaced wing-coverts and tertials in the post-juvenile moult. All of the scapulars have been replaced for second generation feathers, including the rear lower scapulars, the ones covering the scapular coverts. In the upper scapulars, a subsequent moult to third generation feathers has started.
The partial autumn moult included:
The bill starts to get paler at base, along culmen at the very tip.