Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis), ad male, 28.7.2009, Lakolk Strand, Rømø (#3)

This Yellow-legged Gull has a typical heavy male-like bill with strong colours, red orbital ring and yellowish iris, yellowish legs, long-legged and long-winged appearance with elongated body profile.

Note the dark-eyed adult Caspian Gull left of the Yellow-legged Gull in the two photos belove. Look at the differnces in bill length and structure with the long, sleder bill of cachinnans in contrast to the strong and heavy bill in michahellis.

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