pale iris

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Picture ID: 740
Upload: 27.12.2010
Photo date: 11 August 2007
Location: vadu chituc, black sea coast
Photographer © joszef szabo junior
Gallery: cachinnans adult basic (jul-dec)
Species: larus cachinnans

female type. some dark pigmentation visible but on a whole iris appears pale. robital extended in front of eye. legs with slight yellowish tingue, bill getting pale on lower mandible base, otherwise still yellow. slight upper mandible dark mark near tip.
moulted most scaps (75%?), LC and MC, TT; left p9 sticks through the moult gap of right wing which has new p5 and old p10, but what's in between?

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