Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii & intermedius)

(last update: 14-2-2011)

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L. f. graellsii KD March 2008 - March 2009, Landfill VRSU de Pinto, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.

Ringed graellsii, ringed in the Netherlands by Roland-Jan Buijs in SW Netherlands, summer 2007 at Moerdijk as pullus.

below: KD 2cy March 24 2008, Landfill VRSU de Pinto, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.

Scapulars replaced, wing-coverts and tertials still juvenile.

below: KD 2cy September 21 2008, Landfill VRSU de Pinto, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.

Still 2cy. End of the partial autumn moult. Upper tertials, inner gc, inner and central mc, several llc and lc replaced again this autumn, looking more adult-like grey than adjacent feathers.

below: KD 2cy October 05 2008, Landfill VRSU de Pinto, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.

Gc2, which was growing in previous image, now fully grown. Partial autumn moult finished, no moult gaps anymore.

below: KD 3cy March 15 2009, Landfill VRSU de Pinto, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.

3cy spring, not much of a difference compared to last autumn.

below: KD 3cy March 29 2009, Landfill VRSU de Pinto, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.

In all respects typical plumage for 3cy in spring, with grey 'saddle' and adult-like mc from the partial autmn moult.