Yellow-legged Gull - Geelpootmeeuw (L. michahellis): adult August
(last update: 08 december 2003)
photo 7358: Yellow-legged Gull michahellis adult, August 10 2003, Etaples, France (50.44N, 01.35E).
Advanced michahellis regarding secondary
and rectrices moult. The lower tertials are moulted, creating a gap at the
innermost secondaries and in the mean time, secondary moult started at the
division of primaries and secondaries. S1-S2 are just visible. Primary moult is
just slightly advanced as well, as P1-P5 are already fully grown and P9-P10