Kleine Mantelmeeuw | Lesser Black-backed Gull | Larus fuscus
Kleine Mantelmeeuw | Lesser Black-backed Gull | Larus fuscus
Kleine Mantelmeeuw | Lesser Black-backed Gull | Larus fuscus
3cy Lesser Black-backed Gull / Larus fuscus, Westkapelle - sea dike (The Netherlands) on 11 July 2009
Ringcode: 806827, there is no ring data of this bird.
Typical very rainy 3cy Lesser Black-backed Gull from Belgium, which returned from the wintering grounds with a contrast between the old brown coverts and the grey scapulars. All tail-feathers and all secondaries are still old second generation. After arrival in NW Europe, the complete moult has started in this individual, p1 is renewed, p2 is growing, p3-4 are dropped, p5-p10 are still old primaries. Some coverts have been replaced recently as well for new generation feathers. The bill is as in adult-ones, only with some black on the top and a pale tip.
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