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Larus michahellis

Larus michahellis
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Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 4 N: 140] (974)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 550D, EF 75-300mm III USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-15 11:52
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Points: 6
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Yellow-legged Gull
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Yellow-legged Gull

Yellow-legged Gull in Porto Covo, Portugal
Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus: Larus
Species: L. michahellis
Binomial name
Larus michahellis
Naumann, 1840, coast of Dalmatia
Larus argentatus michahellis Naumann, 1840
Larus cachinnans michahellis Naumann, 1840
Larus cachinnans atlantis
Larus cachinnans lusitanius
The Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis), sometimes referred to as Western Yellow-legged Gull (to distinguish it from eastern populations of yellow-legged large white-headed gulls), 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. It is named after the German zoologist Karl Michahelles.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-15 12:11]

Boa noite Luis,
Same bird against the blue sky as I posted last week from the Algarve.
Very beautiful contrasting colours in a fine composition. good sharpness.

Bonjour Luis,
Publication très artistique par la formidable opposition, dans une très belle lumière, du sujet sur l'arrière plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Ciao Luis.
Stupenda foto di questo gabbiano ha ali spiegate,con dei colori sia del cielo che del soggetto stupendi,
foto ben composta bravo complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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