bleached wing panel, contrasting pattern of 2nd gen. scaps and coverts

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Picture ID: 860
Upload: 17.03.2011
Photo date: 14 March 2011
Location: herastrau park, bucharest
Photographer © cristian mihai
Gallery: cachinnans 2cy january-june
Species: larus cachinnans

brown feather parts have bleached to white giving the 2nd gen. scaps and coverts a sharp contrasting black and white look.
'wing panel' letting the sunlight in LC shining through (ventral view) or forming a large whitish field on inner wing (dorsal view).
agressed by a 3cy caspian.

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