Adult Yellow-legged Gulls – Portugal 2014

Images of adult Yellow-legged Gulls Larus michahellis, taken in the first week of December 2014 in the Algarve, Portugal.

Bird #1

Female, seen with partner (Bird #2) in the harbour of Quarteira, 4 December 2014. Note the orange eye ring and the limited black on P5.

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Bird #2

Male, seen (in fading light) with partner (Bird #1) in the harbour of Quarteira, 4 December 2014.

This individual seemed to have a damaged right eye. The large amount of black in the bill seems to point to a young adult, but no other immature features can be seen in the plumage.

Also note the black mark on the outer web of P4.

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Bird #3

Adult male performing a mew-call while landing next to a female. Tavira salt pans, 5 December 2014.

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Bird #4

Orange eye rings very much seemed to be the norm. Olhão harbour, 30 November 2014.

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Bird #5

Individual with a full black band on P4. Olhão harbour, 30 November 2014.

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Bird #7

A typical bird in the harbour of Olhão, 30 November 2014.

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