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Closeup of a yellow legged gull The yellow-legged gull has only recently been recognised as a species in its own right, having previously been considered to be a race of herring gull. Adults have darker grey backs and wings than herring gulls, but are paler than lesser black-backed gulls. They have more black in the wing tips than herring gulls and smaller white &#039;mirrors&#039;. The legs are bright yellow, there is a red ring around the eye and the bill is yellow with a large red spot. In non-breeding plumage, the head is less streaked and whiter than herring gulls.<br />
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Closeup of a yellow legged gull

The yellow-legged gull has only recently been recognised as a species in its own right, having previously been considered to be a race of herring gull. Adults have darker grey backs and wings than herring gulls, but are paler than lesser black-backed gulls. They have more black in the wing tips than herring gulls and smaller white 'mirrors'. The legs are bright yellow, there is a red ring around the eye and the bill is yellow with a large red spot. In non-breeding plumage, the head is less streaked and whiter than herring gulls.

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The yellow-legged gull , sometimes referred to as western yellow-legged gull , is a large gull of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, which has only recently achieved wide recognition as a distinct species. It was formerly treated as a subspecies of either the Caspian gull ''L. cachinnans'', or more broadly as a subspecies of the herring gull ''L. argentatus''.
The genus name is from Latin ''Larus'' which appears to have referred to a gull or other large seabird, and the species name.. more

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Julian Popov
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Uploaded Apr 9, 2018. Captured in ul. P.K. Yavorov 32, 8200 кв. Стария град, Pomorie, Bulgaria.