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Yellow-legged Gull

Larus michahellis

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The Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis), sometimes referred to as Western Yellow-legged Gull (to distinguish it from eastern populations of yellow-legged large white-headed gulls), is a large gull of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, which has only recently achieved wide recognition as a distinct species. It was formerly treated as a subspecies of either the Caspian Gull L. cachinnans, or more broadly as a subspecies of the Herring Gull L. argentatus. It is named after the German zoologist Karl Michahelles.

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2 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Great series!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Very nice series!

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Le Grau-du-Roi, Languedoc-Roussillon, Tromelin Island

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