Mediterranean Gull (L. melanocephalus)

(last update: 5-3-2008)

Mediterranean Gull juvenile H41 July 28 2001, Le Portel /Boulogne-sur-Mer, France (50.42N,1.34E).

A fresh bird in almost complete juvenile plumage from the end of July. Note that the moult to second generation feathers has started already and plain grey tertials (# 1 & 3) are growing. Ringed left green H41.