Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii & intermedius)

(last update: 8-2-2011)

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lbbg 3cy Jan-April
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lbbg 3cy October
lbbg 3cy Nov - Dec

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L. f. graellsii 4XF February 11 2007, Landfill VRSU de Pinto; October 19 2008 & November 22 2009, VRSU de Colmenar Viejo, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.

Ringed graellsii from the U.K. in 3cy spring and 4cy-5cy autumn. Red 4XF with metal BTO FP96974, ringed as pullus on 02 July 2005 on FLAT HOLM ISLAND, Cardiff.

below: 4XF February 11 2007, Landfill VRSU de Pinto, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.

Pretty typical 3cy plumage, showing a grey saddle and barred wing-coverts in spring. Note adult-like wing-coverts and central tertials replaced in partial autumn 2cy moult.

below: 4XF 4cy, October 19 2008 & 5cy, November 22 2009, VRSU de Colmenar Viejo, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.

Much adult-like but bill-base slightly more pinkish.