nominate Lesser Black-backed Gull (L. fuscus)

(last update: 25-6-2006)


fuscus 1cy August

fuscus 1cy October

fuscus 2cy February

fuscus 2cy July

fuscus 2cy August

fuscus 3cy February

fuscus 3cy July

fuscus 3cy August

fuscus 4cy July

fuscus 4cy August

fuscus ad June

fuscus ad July

fuscus ad August

(4 images) Larus fuscus fuscus 2cy, August 07-09 2002, Tampere, Finland (61.33N 24.59E).

Another pretty advanced 2cy fuscus by early August. The scapulars are a mix of second generation and third generation feathers. A few upper scapulars are obvious brown and refer to the last second generation feathers. Most of the median coverts, the inner greater coverts, most of the lower lesser coverts and the outer lower lesser coverts have been replaced for third generation coverts. The old second generation wing-coverts are bleached and abraded at the fringes. The visible primaries are second generation. Remarkably, R1 is missing in an otherwise worn second generation tail. This appeared a strong and powerful bird in the field. Note the pale pink bill-base and the dark tip.

August 07 2002


August 09 2002

 August 09 2002

  August 09 2002