Yellow-legged Gull - Larus michahellis

(last update: October 08 2013)

Delfín González
Gabriel Martín
Antonio Gutierrez
Amir Ben Dov
Mars Muusse

Yellow-legged Gull michahellis 3CY, October 03 2002, Etaples, France (50.42N,1.34E).

P8 is fully grown and P9 is at the length of P7 (noticeable in the far wing). Note the immature patterns in the central greater coverts, the outer lesser coverts (the carpal edge), the central tertials, the central tail-feathers and in the bill. The iris is peppered with black.
The complete moult in the upper-parts and head feathers have been finished, leaving birds with typical streaked heads on crown, nape and ear-coverts. This individual has the streaking running down the hind neck.
The white tips on the primaries are small, just thin white crescents on the outermost primaries.