Audouin's Gull (Ichthyaetus audouinii)

(last update: 29-10-2010)

Nicola Baccetti (Italy)


audouin's 1cy

audouin's 2cy

audouin's 3cy

audouin's 4+cy

Audouin's Gull (Ichtyaetus audouinii) 3+cy, August 23 2010, Malaga, S Spain. Picture: Hans Larsson.

Complete moult halfway, with P5 fully grown. P6 growing, P7 tip just visible, P8-P10 old. Note dark centre on old secondary, which may be an indication for 4cy bird. However, the worn primaries seem to have had rather well marked white tips, as in adult plumage.