Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Yellow-legged Gull; Gaviota Patiamarilla

Larus michahellis


This particular bird, which is thought to be a 3CY individual, is termed "leucistic" which means it has a genetic disorder which reduces its ability to produce melamin which is needed to add colour to the feathers. Albino's have pink eyes and rarely live to become adults in the wild, whereas leucistic birds are quite common and often lead normal or near normal lives.


Coastal marshes

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Puçol, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on May 30, 2013
Submitted on Jul 12, 2013

Related Spottings

Larus ridibundus Ring-billed Gull Heuglin's Gull Ring-Billed Gull

Nearby Spottings

Grey Heron; Garza Real Purple Gallinule; Calamón Shoveler; Pato Cuchara Mallard, Anade Real
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors