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) 4cy, August 23 2010, Malaga, S Spain. Picture: Hans Larsson.

Complete moult halfway, with P5 fully grown. P6 growing, P7 missing, P8-P10 old. Note dark centres on old outer greater coverts, which is a good indication for 4cy bird. Also: tip of the bill reddish, worn primaries with well marked white tips, and mirror on P10.