|3cy armenicus: September
Primary Moult Scores (PMS) in armenicus
On 13 September 2010, Larus armenicus were checked at Maagan Michael, Israel by Amir Ben Dov. Compared to August, there is an increase in the number of gulls now at this place, all together about 450 - 500 birds, with still 90% non-adults.
In the sample of 46 adult birds, 5 individuals showed black on the new P3. In this same group of 46 birds, 4 individuals showed a pale iris (class "from very pale to moderate pale", so still with dark spots on the pale background) and all other birds had a dark iris.
Only two 3cy birds were scored on moult at Maagan Michael, 13 September 2010:
P6/P9 (P7-50%, P8 missing, PMS=34, S1 growing, S2-S3 missing)
P7/P10 (P8-50%, P9 missing, PMS=39, S1-S3 growing, S4-S11 missing)
P8/P10 (PMS=41+, S1-S6 missing).
|Larus armenicus 3cy September 13 2010, Maagan Michael, Israel. Picture: Amir Ben Dov. P6/P9. |