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 01 2001, Le Portel, France (50.42N,1.34E).

P9 is fully grown and all old primaries have been shed. Note the immature patterns in the greater coverts, the outer lesser coverts (the carpal edge), the lower tertials, the tail-feathers and in the bill.
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.
The white tips on the primaries are small, just thin white crescents on the outermost primaries.