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Yellow-legged Gull

Larus michahellis


This is a large white gull with grey coat, black wing tips and bright yellow legs. The head is snow white, with yellow beak and eyes, and red eye-rings and red spot on beak. Immature birds show brown patterned coat (photo 6).


Mediterranean gull, but a regular visitors to lake Geneva and its surroundings. This one seen on lake Divonne, close to protected marshes, and during the Wetlands BIrd Count 2019.


This gull was only recently recognized as separate species in family Laridae.

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 weeks ago

That's a big gull. Big enough to deprive people of a seat. Well done, I say :)

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.36, Long: 6.16

Spotted on Jan 12, 2019
Submitted on Jan 20, 2019

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