odd tertials in 1cy mich

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Picture ID: 868
Upload: 18.03.2011
Photo date: 31 August 2010
Location: mangalia, black sea coast
Photographer © cristian mihai
Gallery: michahellis 1cy
Species: larus michahellis

2 birds:

upper one with slightly notched TT. this seems to occure more often in birds with wide pale fringes to juv feathers like in this: http://lou.bertalan.de/gulls/m_phi.php?bid=126&grp=michahellis%201cy
this bird also is very late in scap moult, just 2-3 visible renewed on left side.

moddle and lower pic show a bird with a similar TT pattern like this: http://lou.bertalan.de/gulls/m_phi.php?bid=865&grp=michahellis%201cy
it is also rel. late in scap moult.

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