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 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis

December 5th 2008, Warwickshire


Adult Yellow-legged Gull, Dec 5th 2008

A. R. Dean

A classic, immaculate, adult Yellow-legged Gull in early December.

By mid-December, some Herring Gulls can show a very white head and, in nominate argentatus, an almost comparably dark mantle (see January example). Thus, from mid-December onwards, it is important to use a full suite of features in identifying michahellis.

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