Yellow-legged Gull - Geelpootmeeuw (L. michahellis): 3cy December
(last update: 08 december 2003)
photo 02: Yellow-legged Gull michahellis 3cy, December 2000, Westkapelle, the Netherlands. (51.33N,03.25E).
A more or less ordinary 3cy Yellow-legged
Gull, with P10 fully grown, the primary moult score is 50. Note the
immature broad dark bill-band and the red spot, almost completely obscured
by the black. The black bill-band runs back to the base along the culmen.
The complete moult in the upper-parts and head-feathers have been finished
by late September, leaving birds with typical streaked heads on crown,
nape and ear-coverts.