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Yellow-legged gull

Larus michahellis

Description:

This gull has yellow legs and a red ring around is eyes and a spot on its heavy bill. They have clawed, webbed feet, a white underside and with grey wings generally darker than the herring gull but lighter than the lesser black-backed gull which it closely resembles.

Habitat:

Coastal towns and near reservoirs and large rivers

Notes:

Only recently has this gull been separated as its own species due to its similar appearance to the herring gull and lesser black-backed gull.

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hg_williams3
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hg_williams3

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jun 3, 2013
Submitted on Mar 20, 2015

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