Cantabrian Gull ~ 1st. W ~ Larus michahellis lusitanius - Dec' 16

Thursday 12 January 2017

Larus michahellis lusitanius

Cantabrian Gull

A sub-species of  Yellow-legged Gull from the Basque region of Spain ..

Here are links to more lusitanius ...

L.m. lusitanius egg lay approximately one month later the norminate L.m.m  

The following images were all taken at two location, Ondarroa Harbour and Getaria Harbour last week in December '16 ...

1st. Winter birds

A few more moult cycles and these will look like this ....

Thanks to Antonio Gutierrez for the contact info ..
Thanks to Asier Aldalur for your time given on the two days ..
Thanks to Alfredo Herrero for the ringing details ..
Good to meet Javi Elorriaga, Juan Carlos Andres and Xabi Saralegi ..

See you all again soon ...

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