White-eyed Gull (L. leucophthalmus) & Sooty Gull (L. hemprichii)

(last update: 24-1-2014)

Avi Meir (Israel)
Mars Muusse (the Netherlands)

White-eyed Gull L. leucophthalmus 2CY, June 29 2011, Eilat, Israel. Picture: Avi Meir & Yoav Perlman.

Individual in the first phase of the complete moult. P1-P3 replaced, P4 still growing. Central tail-feathers replaced, outer rectrices still juvenile. All secondaries still juveniel and showing a broad white tip. Three outermost secondaries (S1-S3) slightly more worn than inner feathers.