moult in 2cy mich, mid august

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Picture ID: 1211
Upload: 10.01.2012
Photo date: 21 August 2009
Location: vadu, black sea coast
Photographer © cristian mihai
Gallery: michahellis 2cy july-december
Species: larus michahellis

this ind. has finished its rectrices moult, secondaries are halfway, primaries reached p7 (p8-10 shed); covert moult also seems to be finished. bill 'retarded' black.
lower pic same bird in flight.

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