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 3CY, October 22 2010, Eilat, Israel. Picture: Avi Meir.

Bird in active moult. Old tail-feathers seem to be completely white, and should therefore advocate full adult (but note the strong wear in these feathers). However, 3CY birds may have reduced black in the tail and the streaked, dull head pattern better fits to 3CY birds in autumn.