California Gull californicus

(last update: 22-12-2016 )

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California Gull californicus 267 2nd cycle (2CY), August 18 2013, Yolo Co., CA. Picture: Steve Hampton.

An early season bird, still molting into 2nd basic. Note the 2nd cycle greater coverts, with a wavy marbled pattern. The outermost primaries are thin and tattered, desperately in need of replacement, but no worries, one can see the new ones growing in (the dark well-rounded ones).

Individual red code 267. This red-banded California Gull was banded summer 2012 on Mono Lake by Kristie Nelson.