Yellow-legged Gull - Geelpootmeeuw (L. michahellis): 3cy October
(last update: 08 december 2003)
photo 7293: Yellow-legged Gull michahellis 3cy, October 14 2001, Westkapelle, the Netherlands. (51.33N,03.25E).
A more or less ordinary 3cy Yellow-legged
Gull, with P10 almost fully grown.
Note the immature broad dark bill-band and the red spot, almost completely
obscured by the black.
The complete moult in the upper-parts and head-feathers have been
finished, leaving birds with typical streaked heads on crown, nape and
ear-coverts. Here, the black streakings runs down along the sides of the