Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus)

(last update: March 12, 2015)

Gary Allport (Mozambique)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus veltula) adult, January 06 2012, Neko Harbour, Antarctic Peninsula. Picture: Michael Shepard.

Birds on the southern hemisphere are in complete moult in "northern hemisphere winter months". Here moult in inner primaries P1 new, P2 growing, P5-P10 old. Dark as marinus, but much more black in wingtip with just a small mirror on P10 and full broad band on P5.