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Juvenile Yellow-Legged Gull

Larus michahellis

Description:

Adults have darker grey backs and wings than herring gulls, but are paler than lesser black-backed gulls. They have more black in the wing tips than herring gulls and smaller white 'mirrors'. The legs are bright yellow, there is a red ring around the eye and the bill is yellow with a large red spot. In non-breeding plumage, the head is less streaked and whiter than herring gulls. Juvenile yellow-legged gulls are very similar to juvenile lesser black-backed gulls, but tend to be whiter-headed and start to gain a grey 'saddle' on their backs quickly as they moult to first winter plumage.



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2 Comments

moralcoral
moralcoral 8 years ago

yep looks like it, very similar to herring gull but with yellow legs, see youve got some juveniles in there too! these are really common in the North Atlantic!!

take a look, I think I´ve got the same sp. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/766...

moralcoral
Spotted by
moralcoral

England, United Kingdom

Lat: 54.38, Long: -2.91

Spotted on Oct 14, 2011
Submitted on Oct 28, 2011

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