Geelpootmeeuw | Yellow-legged Gull | Larus michahellis
Geelpootmeeuw | Yellow-legged Gull | Larus michahellis
Adult Yellow-legged Gull / Larus michahellis, Westkapelle - sea dike (The Netherlands) on 2 September 2009
Ringcode: H132902, ringed as pullus on 18 May 2005 in Zeebrugge (Belgium)
A very surprising 5cy Yellow-legged Gull which was ringed as pullus in Belgium. Presumably a male, mostly based on the heavy and powerful bill. The slightly brownish hue in the old coverts and the unclear edges of black on the tongues of the outer primaries indicated the immature old generation feathers. Primary p5 is fully grown which shows the slower moult stage than average.
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