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Yellow-legged Gull

Larus michahellis

Description:

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).

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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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