Yellow-legged Gull 2CY 18 Jan
Larus michahellis


Photographer

Steve Votier

Date

18th January 2004

Location

Milton, Cambs.

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At first sight this bird looked very much like an odd-shaped Caspian Gull. However, apart from the head and bill, there are rather more plumage features to support michahellis than cachinnans, including
- an apparently dark underwing (direct sunlight and shadow makes this hard to judge)
- tail-band narrower on the outer feathers than the inners
- lack of pale tips to the greater and median coverts
- scapulars could match cachinnans, but more typical of michahellis
- not sufficiently clean in appearance


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