Larus armenicus

(last update: 6-12-2010)

Amir Ben Dov (Israel)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)


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Larus armenicus adults, 15 October 2010, Maagan Michael, Israel. Picture: Amir Ben Dov.

Adult armenicus at the beach. Bird with one single old primary in the wing: P10 still old. Common moult stage is P6 fully grown or even P7 fully grown (at least P7>P6), with P10 still old. Next common moult stage in slightly more advanced birds will be P7 fully grown, with no old primaries left.

Here: two images, P10 still old. P6 fully grown, P7>P5. Active moult in secondaries and rectrices (R6 still old). Bottom image nicely shows the far right wing, with a common pattern of moult sequence: P7 is slightly shorter than P6 (but can look so due to the angle of observation) and P1`0 still old. S1 is fully grown and the tip of S2 is obvious. Then there is the ordinary gap in the central secondaries, with several old retained feathers more inwards.
But the other wing, the left wing has some irregularities in the inner primaries it seems. P3 is again the feather with the small black spot on the outer-web, and it seems P2 is missing, and then P1 still growing again???